Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for clinical pharmacists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 185,283 clinical pharmacists currently employed in the United States.
  • 61.0% of all clinical pharmacists are women, while 39.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed clinical pharmacist is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of clinical pharmacists is White (61.0%), followed by Asian (21.4%), Black or African American (7.6%) and Hispanic or Latino (5.8%).
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 11% of all clinical pharmacists are LGBT.
  • Clinical pharmacists are 76% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Clinical Pharmacist Statistics By Gender

61.0% of clinical pharmacists are women and 39.0% of clinical pharmacists are men.

  • Female, 61.0%
  • Male, 39.0%

Clinical Pharmacists By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female61.0%
Male39.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Clinical Pharmacist

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$61,248
female-income
Female Income
$58,682

Clinical Pharmacist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the clinical pharmacist position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Clinical Pharmacist Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201045.30%54.70%
201145.31%54.69%
201244.38%55.62%
201342.47%57.53%
201441.94%58.06%
201542.74%57.26%
201642.26%57.74%
201741.33%58.67%
201839.55%60.45%
201942.35%57.65%
202040.34%59.66%
202139.00%61.00%

Clinical Pharmacist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, flight surgeon and optometrist, owner have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Staff Nurse Midwife2%98%
Perinatal Nurse3%97%
Therapeutic Dietitian3%97%
Clinical Pharmacist39%61%
Radiology Resident75%25%
Optometrist, Owner76%24%
Flight Surgeon82%18%

Clinical Pharmacist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among clinical pharmacists is White, which makes up 61.0% of all clinical pharmacists. Comparatively, there are 21.4% of the Asian ethnicity and 7.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 61.0%
  • Asian, 21.4%
  • Black or African American, 7.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 5.8%
  • Unknown, 4.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Clinical Pharmacist Race

Clinical Pharmacist RacePercentages
White61.0%
Asian21.4%
Black or African American7.6%
Hispanic or Latino5.8%
Unknown4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.2%

Clinical Pharmacist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among clinical pharmacists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Clinical Pharmacist Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201069.82%7.76%15.89%4.54%
201169.73%7.11%16.77%4.39%
201267.98%8.40%16.81%5.07%
201368.34%8.46%16.43%4.80%
201468.40%8.44%16.93%4.08%
201568.43%7.65%17.16%4.50%
201666.79%8.28%17.73%5.00%
201766.57%8.35%18.26%4.89%
201865.78%7.48%19.72%4.64%
201964.86%8.24%19.37%4.87%
202063.74%7.17%19.87%5.48%
202161.05%7.62%21.35%5.78%

Clinical Pharmacist Wage Gap By Race

Unknown clinical pharmacists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american clinical pharmacists have the lowest average salary at $58,103.
$65,000
$63,000
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$63,577
White$62,790
Black or African American$58,103
Asian$62,948
Hispanic or Latino$59,033

Average Age of a Clinical Pharmacist

We determined the average age of clinical pharmacists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Clinical Pharmacist Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown3935
White4240.5
Black or African American4042
Asian3738
Hispanic or Latino40.539

Clinical Pharmacist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of clinical pharmacist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of clinical pharmacists is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Clinical Pharmacist Age

Clinical Pharmacist YearsPercentages
40+ years52%
30-40 years38%
20-30 years10%

Types of Clinical Pharmacist Degree Levels

The most common degree for clinical pharmacists is doctoral degree 45% of clinical pharmacists earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 43% and rounding it off is master's degree with 6%.

  • Doctorate, 45%
  • Bachelors, 43%
  • Masters, 6%
  • Associate, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Clinical Pharmacists By Education

Clinical Pharmacist DegreePercentages
Doctorate45%
Bachelors43%
Masters6%
Associate3%
Other Degrees3%

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Clinical Pharmacist Wage Gap By Education

Clinical pharmacists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $100,343 annually. With a Masters degree, clinical pharmacists earn a median annual income of $91,016 compared to $89,669 for clinical pharmacists with an Bachelors degree.
$102,000
$99,000
$96,000
$93,000
$90,000
$87,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$91,016
Bachelor's Degree$89,669
Doctorate Degree$100,343

Clinical Pharmacist Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where clinical pharmacists work. We found most clinical pharmacists work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most clinical pharmacists is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire clinical pharmacists.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Clinical Pharmacist Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees11%
100 - 500 employees13%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees42%
> 10,000 employees23%

The Types Of Companies Clinical Pharmacist Work In

Employees with the clinical pharmacist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most clinical pharmacists prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Clinical Pharmacist Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education11%
Public11%
Private76%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Clinical Pharmacists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ clinical pharmacists. Those industries include health care, education and insurance.

Health Care

Education

Fortune 500

Insurance

Professional

Clinical Pharmacist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Clinical Pharmacist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of clinical pharmacists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Clinical Pharmacist Unemployment Rate By Year

YearClinical Pharmacist Unemployment Rate
20101.36%
20111.76%
20121.49%
20131.02%
20141.38%
20151.18%
20161.29%
20171.14%
20181.60%
20191.29%
20202.07%
20211.58%

The Average Number of Years That Clinical Pharmacist Stay in a Job

By looking over 7,630 clinical pharmacists resumes, we figured out that the average clinical pharmacist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Clinical Pharmacist Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year18%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years19%
8-10 years7%
11+ years12%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Clinical Pharmacists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to clinical pharmacists.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Paediatrician9.88%1,177
Clinical Pharmacist10.71%-
Clinical Physician Assistant11.62%94,210
Colon Therapist13.00%20,725
Anesthesia Associate13.05%2,583
Optometrist17.57%20,993
Chief Nurse Anesthetist31.64%17,242

Clinical Pharmacist LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Paediatrician9.88%1,177
Clinical Physician Assistant11.62%94,210
Colon Therapist13.00%20,725
Anesthesia Associate13.05%2,583
Optometrist17.57%20,993
Chief Nurse Anesthetist31.64%17,242

Foreign Languages Spoken By Clinical Pharmacists

The most common foreign language among clinical pharmacists is Spanish at 36.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.0% and Vietnamese is the third-most popular at 7.9%.

  • Spanish, 36.7%
  • French, 10.0%
  • Vietnamese, 7.9%
  • Chinese, 7.4%
  • Mandarin, 6.1%
  • Other, 31.9%

Clinical Pharmacist Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish36.7%
French10.0%
Vietnamese7.9%
Chinese7.4%
Mandarin6.1%
Other31.9%

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Clinical Pharmacist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a clinical pharmacist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of clinical pharmacists is $96,635. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Clinical Pharmacists Earn The Most?

Clinical pharmacists earn the most in California, where the average clinical pharmacist salary is $122,830. The map here shows where clinical pharmacists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Clinical Pharmacists?

By looking through more than 7,630 resumes, we found that the most popular places for clinical pharmacists are Houston, TX and Philadelphia, PA.

Number of Clinical Pharmacists

Number Of Clinical Pharmacist Jobs By State

Where Are Clinical Pharmacists In High Demand?

Clinical pharmacists are in high demand in Boston, MA. There are currently 41 job openings for clinical pharmacists here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country clinical pharmacists are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Clinical Pharmacist Demographics FAQs

How Many Clinical Pharmacist Are There In The Us?

There are over 185,283 Clinical Pharmacists in the United States.

What Percentage Of Clinical Pharmacists Are Black?

7.6% of Clinical Pharmacists are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Clinical Pharmacists?

Most a are White, with 61.0% of Clinical Pharmacists belonging to this ethnicity. 21.4% of Clinical Pharmacists are Asian, 7.6% of Clinical Pharmacists are Black or African American, 5.8% of Clinical Pharmacists are Hispanic or Latino, 4.0% of Clinical Pharmacists are Unknown, and 0.2% of Clinical Pharmacists are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Clinical Pharmacist Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Clinical Pharmacist jobs are not male - dominated. 61% of Clinical Pharmacists are female, and 39% are male, so there are more female Clinical Pharmacists than male Clinical Pharmacists in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Clinical Pharmacist?

The average Clinical Pharmacist is 42 years old. 52% of Clinical Pharmacists are 40+ years old or older, 38% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 10% are between 20-30 years old

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