Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who dispense medications prescribed by physicians and offer expertise in the safe use of prescription and non-prescription medications. They advise physicians and other health practitioners about drug selection, dosages, and interactions.
Pharmacists supervise drug production and ensure that manufactured drugs meet the requirements as specified in the official compendium and conventional requirements before they are supplied to patients from pharmaceutical manufacturers. They oversee and supervise drug supply chain and ensure that the supply of drugs is within the law.
Pharmacists across the U.S do not earn exactly the same amount yearly. The national average yearly wage of a pharmacist in the United States is $136,088 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $128,232 and $144,946. This is much higher than the median annual salary for all occupations, which according to salaryexplorers is $92,900.
The yearly salary range of pharmacists can vary widely depending on many important factors, including location, education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years spent in the profession.
Employment of pharmacists according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, is projected to show little or no change with only about 100 pharmacist jobs being lost from 2018 to 2028.
Using occupational data from salary.com, we’ve analyzed and compiled
- Top 10 states where pharmacists earn the most money in the United States of America
- 10 states where pharmacists earn the least money in the United States of America and
- The average salary of a pharmacist in each U.S. state as of May 28, 2020.
10 States where pharmacists earn the most money yearly in the United States of America
1. California: $152,011
2. Alaska: $151,493
3. New Jersey: $150,459
4. Massachusetts: $148,064
5. Connecticut: 147,248
6. New York: $146,023
7. Washington: $145,342
8. Rhode Island: $143,437
9. Delaware: $142,893
10. Hawaii: $142,784
10 States where pharmacists earn the least money in the United States of America
Here are the states where pharmacists make the least money in the United State
1. South Dakota: $116,492
2. Mississippi: $118,397
3. West Virginia: $120,574
4. Wyoming: $121,119
5. Montana: $123,364
6. Tennessee: $123,636
7. New Mexico: $124,385
8. Nebraska: $124,793
9. Arkansas: $125,509
10. South Carolina: $127,379
Clearly, these states’ annual wages are below the national average yearly wage for pharmacists. However, they are still considerably higher than the average income for all occupations in these states. These salaries aren’t static, though, as some of these states have witnessed increases in pharmacist salaries over the last 5 years.
Average pharmacist salary for each state in the United States of America
The following is a list of average pharmacist salaries for each state in the United States of America as of May 28, 2020.
|State||Annual average Pharmacist salary ($)|