How Much Does A Pharmacist Make?

Pharmacists are one of the highest-paid professionals in the medical industry. Those who work fulltime can earn six-figure incomes annually but even those who only work part-time get good wages. In addition to the very good pay, the job prospects of pharmacists are projected to be very positive in the next few years. This makes it a very excellent profession to go into for those who would like to work in the medical industry.

Pharmacist Salary

Average Pharmacist Annual Salary

$120,270

The average annual salary for pharmacists is $120,270 a year. Salaries start at $87,120 a year and go up to $157,950 a year.

Average Pharmacist Hourly Wage

$57.82

The average hourly wage for a pharmacist is $57.82. Hourly wages were between $41.88 and $75.94 an hour.

Stats were based out of 305,510 employed pharmacists in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Pharmacist

$157,950/year $75.94/hour

(Top 10% of Pharmacists)


Senior Pharmacist

$138,920/year $66.79/hour

(Top 25% of Pharmacists)


Mid Level Pharmacist

$122,230/year $58.77/hour

(Median)


Junior Pharmacist

$109,400/year $52.60/hour

(Bottom 25% of Pharmacists)


Entry Level Pharmacist

$87,120/year $41.88/hour

(Bottom 10% of Pharmacists)


Pharmacist Average Salary Comparison

Anesthesiologists
$269k / year
$129 / hour
Surgeons
$252k / year
$121 / hour
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$234k / year
$112 / hour
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$232k / year
$111 / hour
Orthodontists
$228k / year
$109 / hour
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
$205k / year
$98 / hour
Internists, General
$201k / year
$97 / hour
Psychiatrists
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Family and General Practitioners
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Pediatricians, General
$184k / year
$88 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Pharmacists

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Pharmacists

Pharmacist Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 Alaska $66.18 $137,650
#2 California $65.43 $136,100
#3 New Hampshire $61.92 $128,790
#4 Vermont $61.72 $128,380
#5 Wisconsin $59.64 $124,060
#6 Texas $59.47 $123,700
#7 Washington $59.43 $123,620
#8 Nevada $59.34 $123,430
#9 Maine $59.26 $123,250
#10 Oregon $59.12 $122,970
#11 Minnesota $59.09 $122,900
#12 South Carolina $58.99 $122,690
#13 Kentucky $58.50 $121,690
#14 North Carolina $58.41 $121,490
#15 Mississippi $58.39 $121,450
#16 Missouri $58.14 $120,930
#17 Oklahoma $58.12 $120,890
#18 Connecticut $58.07 $120,780
#19 District of Columbia $58.05 $120,740
#20 Maryland $57.88 $120,400
#21 Alabama $57.85 $120,340
#22 New Mexico $57.85 $120,340
#23 Tennessee $57.68 $119,970
#24 Arizona $57.43 $119,450
#25 Virginia $57.24 $119,050
#26 New York $56.99 $118,530
#27 Kansas $56.98 $118,510
#28 West Virginia $56.93 $118,410
#29 Florida $56.88 $118,300
#30 Colorado $56.62 $117,760
#31 Delaware $56.52 $117,560
#32 New Jersey $56.46 $117,440
#33 Illinois $56.32 $117,140
#34 Arkansas $56.23 $116,960
#35 Indiana $56.12 $116,730
#36 Georgia $55.85 $116,170
#37 Idaho $55.78 $116,030
#38 Wyoming $55.55 $115,550
#39 Ohio $55.44 $115,310
#40 Hawaii $55.23 $114,880
#41 Michigan $55.21 $114,830
#42 Massachusetts $55.10 $114,600
#43 Pennsylvania $54.63 $113,630
#44 North Dakota $54.45 $113,250
#45 Utah $54.21 $112,760
#46 Louisiana $54.19 $112,710
#47 Guam $53.99 $112,300
#48 South Dakota $53.89 $112,090
#49 Montana $53.68 $111,660
#50 Rhode Island $53.62 $111,530
#51 Iowa $53.00 $110,240
#52 Nebraska $52.25 $108,670
#53 Virgin Islands $49.24 $102,430
#54 Puerto Rico $41.20 $85,700

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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