Updated August 18, 2021
Average Staff Pharmacist Salary
$119,000 yearly
$57.48 hourly

Entry level Salary
$106,000 yearly
$106,000
10 %
$119,000
Median
$134,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$134,000
$11,167
$64
75th Percentile
$127,000
$10,583
$61
Average
$119,566
$9,964
$57
25th Percentile
$112,000
$9,333
$54
10th Percentile
$106,000
$8,833
$51

Average Staff Pharmacist Salary By State

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Staff Pharmacist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$116,831
$56.17
Alaska
$160,085
$76.96
Arizona
$145,671
$70.03
Arkansas
$130,005
$62.50
California
$162,198
$77.98
Colorado
$131,523
$63.23
Connecticut
$140,493
$67.54
Delaware
$141,826
$68.19
District of Columbia
$132,314
$63.61
Florida
$117,561
$56.52
Georgia
$116,028
$55.78
Hawaii
$140,343
$67.47
Idaho
$135,823
$65.30
Illinois
$125,128
$60.16
Indiana
$121,477
$58.40
Iowa
$120,320
$57.85
Kansas
$140,462
$67.53
Kentucky
$111,850
$53.77
Louisiana
$118,231
$56.84
Maine
$129,730
$62.37
Maryland
$132,588
$63.74
Massachusetts
$149,507
$71.88
Michigan
$126,746
$60.94
Minnesota
$134,404
$64.62
Mississippi
$118,650
$57.04
Missouri
$108,304
$52.07
Montana
$117,612
$56.54
Nebraska
$126,965
$61.04
Nevada
$143,473
$68.98
New Hampshire
$136,910
$65.82
New Jersey
$134,237
$64.54
New Mexico
$141,993
$68.27
New York
$134,413
$64.62
North Carolina
$124,472
$59.84
North Dakota
$113,907
$54.76
Ohio
$114,484
$55.04
Oklahoma
$111,992
$53.84
Oregon
$159,403
$76.64
Pennsylvania
$125,679
$60.42
Rhode Island
$144,949
$69.69
South Carolina
$116,451
$55.99
South Dakota
$102,710
$49.38
Tennessee
$116,781
$56.14
Texas
$128,709
$61.88
Utah
$128,276
$61.67
Vermont
$145,064
$69.74
Virginia
$125,088
$60.14
Washington
$150,311
$72.26
West Virginia
$110,258
$53.01
Wisconsin
$123,623
$59.43
Wyoming
$119,867
$57.63

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Highest Paying Cities For Staff Pharmacist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$165,091
$79.37
Tacoma, WA
$151,344
$72.76
Kingman, AZ
$147,806
$71.06
Burlington, VT
$146,556
$70.46
Fort Lee, NJ
$135,152
$64.98
New York, NY
$135,095
$64.95

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How much does a Staff Pharmacist make?

The average staff pharmacist salary is $119,566 per year, or $57.48 per hour, in the United States. 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 $134,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Massachusetts provide the highest staff pharmacist salaries.

Average Staff Pharmacist Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $120,000
    $57.48
    +1.5%
    2020
    $118,000
    $56.59
    +1.6%
    2019
    $116,000
    $55.71
    +0.6%
    2018
    $115,000
    $55.38
    +0.5%
    2017
    $115,000
    $55.13
    +1.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Pharmacy Internship

    Avg. salary: $117,052

    When it comes to a pharmacy internship, one of the primary responsibilities is to observe pharmacy operations and develop efficient communication skills as most of the tasks will revolve around customer service, such as providing instructions on when to take medications and what could be the side effects. Moreover, working as a pharmacist requires excellent attention to detail, ensuring that all customers receive the correct type and amount according to their prescriptions. Among the duties can also revolve around administrative tasks such as verifying prescriptions, keeping and maintaining accurate records, and responding to inquiries.
    114,593 Pharmacy Internship Jobs
    Pharmacist Consultant

    Avg. salary: $118,535

    A pharmacist consultant specializes in providing advice to patients regarding their medication, discussing benefits, and recommending other services as necessary. They usually work at pharmacies, where they are also in charge of tasks, such as conducting research and assessments, maintaining records, utilizing tools and software to develop organized reports and information databases, and generating sales forecasts for different medications. Additionally, they also coordinate and work together with physicians and other medical experts in developing treatment plans in adherence to standards and regulations.
    72,640 Pharmacist Consultant Jobs
    Pharmacist Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $120,077

    A Pharmacist Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating various pharmacy tasks. They hire and interview pharmacists and their aides, dispense and compound pharmaceutical medicines and prescriptions, and ensure that pharmacy services are in accordance with departmental standards and government laws and regulations.
    62,191 Pharmacist Supervisor Jobs
    Pharmacist In Charge

    Avg. salary: $121,934

    A Pharmacist in Charge keeps records of all of a pharmacy's transactions to ensure accurate control over drugs. They answer questions and provide information to pharmacy customers about drug interactions, side effects, and dosage.
    69,302 Pharmacist In Charge Jobs
    Outpatient Pharmacist Manager

    Avg. salary: $110,412

    Outpatient pharmacy managers supervise the day-to-day business operations of a pharmacy. The pharmacy managers lead pharmacy staff members through work task assignment, evaluation, training, supervising, and work shift schedule. They fill prescriptions and check those filled by pharmacy technicians. It is their job to advise their clients. They make sure that the storage of controlled substances and prescription drugs is safe. A good outpatient pharmacy manager should be goal-driven and work hard to exceed what is expected from them.
    64,659 Outpatient Pharmacist Manager Jobs
    Pharmacist Manager

    Avg. salary: $119,649

    A pharmacist manager is responsible for monitoring the daily operations of a pharmacy, ensuring that all pharmacy personnel provides the right medication to the customers based on the prescription. Pharmacist managers assist in advising the customers for the instructions of their medications, including its dosage and instructions of intake. They manage the inventory and keep safe and clean storage for the products at all times. A pharmacist manager must have a comprehensive knowledge of the medical industry, as well as excellent communication skills, especially in responding to the customers' concerns and inquiries.
    74,195 Pharmacist Manager Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Pharmacy Internship
    $117,052
    $9,754
    $56.28
    114,593
    Pharmacist Consultant
    $118,535
    $9,878
    $56.99
    72,640
    Pharmacist Supervisor
    $120,078
    $10,006
    $57.73
    62,191
    Pharmacist In Charge
    $121,935
    $10,161
    $58.62
    69,302
    Outpatient Pharmacist Manager
    $110,412
    $9,201
    $53.08
    64,659
    Pharmacist Manager
    $119,649
    $9,971
    $57.52
    74,195
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    Staff Pharmacist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a staff 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $94,900
    $45.61
    Mid Level
    $125,000
    $60.13
    Senior Level
    $122,000
    $58.60

    Which Companies Pay Staff Pharmacists The Most?

    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 Walmart and Sears Holdings as they offer the highest salaries for staff pharmacists.
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    Recently Added Staff Pharmacist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Wal-Mart
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist-48H Flex
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist-48H Flex
    Denver, CO
    08/24/2021
    $52,416
    08/24/2021
    University of California
    Staff Pharmacist II-IDS Pharmacy-Variable Shift
    Staff Pharmacist II-IDS Pharmacy-Variable Shift
    Irvine, CA
    08/21/2021
    $153,123
    08/21/2021
    Banner Health
    Staff Pharmacist
    Staff Pharmacist
    Greeley, CO
    08/12/2021
    $113,742
    08/12/2021
    University of Washington
    Staff Pharmacist (Temporary/Hourly, Rotating/Variable Shifts)
    Staff Pharmacist (Temporary/Hourly, Rotating/Variable Shifts)
    Seattle, WA
    08/05/2021
    $110,715
    08/05/2021
    Wal-Mart
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist Salary
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist Salary
    Gunnison, CO
    07/23/2021
    $52,416
    07/23/2021
    University of Washington
    Staff Pharmacist-Outpatient Pharmacy (Temporary/Hourly)
    Staff Pharmacist-Outpatient Pharmacy (Temporary/Hourly)
    Seattle, WA
    07/21/2021
    $107,355
    07/21/2021
    Banner Health
    Staff Pharmacist Retail
    Staff Pharmacist Retail
    Fort Collins, CO
    07/16/2021
    $139,829
    07/16/2021
    Banner Health
    Staff Pharmacist Retail
    Staff Pharmacist Retail
    Phoenix, AZ
    07/16/2021
    $139,829
    07/16/2021
    Res-Care, Inc.
    Staff Pharmacist-Oppc
    Staff Pharmacist-Oppc
    Englewood, CO
    07/13/2021
    $116,872
    07/13/2021
    Wal-Mart
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist
    (USA) Staff Pharmacist
    Loveland, CO
    07/07/2021
    $52,416
    07/07/2021

    Average Staff Pharmacist Salary by Demographic

    Staff Pharmacist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $122,235
    female-income
    Female Income
    $121,410
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$122,235
    Female$121,410
    Median Staff Pharmacist Income by Race
    Asian staff pharmacists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american staff pharmacists have the lowest average salary at $120,898.
    $125,000
    $100,000
    $75,000
    $50,000
    $25,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$122,017
    Black or African American$120,898
    Asian$122,653
    Hispanic or Latino$122,272
    Average Staff Pharmacist Salary by Education Level
    Staff pharmacists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $121,410 annually. With a Bachelors degree, staff pharmacists earn a median annual income of $121,277 compared to $121,159 for staff pharmacists with an Doctorate degree.
    $125,000
    $100,000
    $75,000
    $50,000
    $25,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$121,410
    Bachelor's Degree$121,277
    Doctorate Degree$121,159