Pharmacist Salary

pharmacist-salary-chart.jpgPharmacists dispense drugs that are prescribed by health practitioners and physicians. They also educate patients about their medications and how to take them. They may advise health practitioners and physicians about side effects, dosage, selection, and interactions of drugs

Salary

The average annual salary is $114,950. The bottom 10% earns at most $89,280 a year while the top 10% earns at most $145,910 a year. The median salary is $116,670 annually.

The best industries for employment are health and personal care services (123,020 employed, $116,980 average); general medical and surgical hospitals (61,460 employed, $113,180 average); and grocery stores (22,590 employed, $111,040 average). The top paying industry is pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing ($123,680 average, 240 employed).

The top three paying states are Alaska (average is $129,170), Maine ($128,030), and California ($125,800).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of pharmacists is expected to increase by 14% between 2012 and 2022, which is slightly faster than average.

Pharmacist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $79,950 $118,530 $149,160 $119,020
Alaska $112,850 $135,160 $161,460 $133,030
Arizona $98,440 $126,460 $147,910 $121,020
Arkansas $58,910 $114,420 $145,840 $109,470
California $98,820 $134,490 $158,710 $129,560
Colorado $83,400 $119,890 $147,250 $115,330
Connecticut $92,350 $123,840 $147,460 $119,040
Delaware $95,220 $122,120 $146,400 $118,000
Florida $86,970 $114,630 $144,140 $112,560
Georgia $85,890 $116,170 $146,090 $115,000
Hawaii $99,590 $116,890 $143,720 $116,130
Idaho $96,940 $111,940 $138,580 $110,440
Illinois $82,620 $121,620 $147,450 $116,430
Indiana $95,730 $114,940 $143,310 $112,860
Iowa $42,170 $108,580 $137,070 $102,350
Kansas $94,790 $120,760 $146,840 $116,590
Kentucky $89,530 $125,800 $149,260 $121,100
Louisiana $79,290 $111,020 $144,330 $110,880
Maine $104,870 $133,120 $150,170 $127,520
Maryland $89,190 $117,460 $144,680 $114,450
Massachusetts $94,070 $113,980 $143,920 $113,550
Michigan $70,130 $111,150 $141,110 $108,030
Minnesota $99,210 $128,690 $148,250 $122,000
Mississippi $83,360 $119,630 $147,920 $117,810
Missouri $100,270 $124,360 $148,150 $122,010
Montana $82,270 $108,700 $129,480 $105,080
Nebraska $64,790 $106,510 $125,440 $101,380
Nevada $88,260 $121,650 $147,720 $116,660
New Hampshire $96,910 $126,130 $148,940 $122,000
New Jersey $86,110 $113,420 $144,170 $113,710
New Mexico $94,590 $119,230 $147,570 $118,670
New York $92,550 $118,440 $147,670 $118,170
North Carolina $95,630 $125,230 $148,180 $120,570
North Dakota $86,230 $109,270 $138,510 $111,090
Ohio $85,340 $116,260 $145,240 $112,580
Oklahoma $78,460 $109,160 $138,870 $107,710
Oregon $98,650 $124,720 $146,950 $119,120
Pennsylvania $80,270 $110,440 $141,130 $107,420
Rhode Island $46,850 $112,260 $143,110 $106,420
South Carolina $96,270 $119,470 $146,670 $116,300
South Dakota $88,790 $109,740 $137,740 $109,090
Tennessee $82,510 $122,480 $148,080 $116,720
Texas $95,280 $118,880 $147,180 $116,790
Utah $57,510 $118,540 $145,930 $112,940
Vermont $94,040 $130,340 $148,210 $122,800
Virginia $96,210 $122,170 $146,820 $117,280
Washington $97,840 $119,490 $145,920 $117,240
West Virginia $64,090 $122,530 $148,360 $116,450
Wisconsin $99,700 $126,200 $149,230 $122,130
Wyoming $73,950 $117,180 $145,180 $113,120