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Pharmacist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$121,000
$106,000
$121,000
$138,000
Pharmacists in the United States make an average salary of $121,237 per year or $58.29 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $106,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $138,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona provide the highest pharmacist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Fresno, CA
$166,321
Tacoma, WA
$150,822
Yuma, AZ
$146,754
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Map of Pharmacist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Pharmacists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Pharmacist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a pharmacist is roughly $121,237 per year, which boils down to $58.29 per hour. Interestingly enough, pharmacists have the highest salaries in Fresno, CA at about $166,321 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Fresno, CA is $108,000. Additionally, pharmacists make more than the average salary in Tacoma, WA, Yuma, AZ, Minneapolis, MN, Newark, DE, and Baltimore, MD. On a more broad level, pharmacist salaries are highest in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, and Hawaii. On the contrary, Tennessee, South Dakota, and West Virginia offer the lowest pharmacist salaries.

City
Average Salary
Fresno, CA
Fresno, CA
$166,321
$166k
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma, WA
$150,822
$151k
Yuma, AZ
Yuma, AZ
$146,754
$147k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$138,831
$139k
Newark, DE
Newark, DE
$136,830
$137k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$134,527
$135k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$133,807
$134k
El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX
$132,260
$132k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$131,987
$132k
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$131,382
$131k

High Paying Pharmacist Jobs

Average Pharmacist Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Save Mart Supermarkets and Jewel-Osco as they offer the highest salaries for pharmacists.

Company
Average Salary
$141,832
$142k
$141,756
$142k
$137,764
$138k
$137,224
$137k
$136,140
$136k
$135,961
$136k

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Pharmacist Salary History

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    Pharmacist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a pharmacist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $88,324
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    $60,344
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