A Pharmacist earns an average salary of $102,850 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$61,531 - $126,379
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $102,850
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Pharmacist Total Pay (?
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$43.28 - $62.87
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,531 - $126,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,671  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $9,832  
Commission
$0.00 - $491.32  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$75,956 - $131,459  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,981
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.28 - $62.87  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $93.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,671  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $491.32  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $9,832  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$75,956 - $131,459  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,981
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Job Description for Pharmacist
Pharmacists are trained health professionals who work with a variety of prescribed and over-the-counter medications each day. A pharmacist is required to properly handle medications to ensure patient safety and dosage requirements that have been ordered and prescribed by the patient's doctor. Pharmacists frequently interact with patients and answer any questions or concerns related to the medication that is being prescribed to them. It is also the pharmacist's responsibility to understand the laws about each type of medication that is being prescribed to be aware of any potential liability from selling the medication to an underage patient or distributing a medication that is not legal for purchase at the time. Abiding by all federal and state laws when distributing any type of medication is required for all pharmacists.
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Pharmacist Tasks
  • Educate patient on medication use, storage and side effects.
  • Solicit information from patients regarding past and current medication to prevent drug interactions.
  • May collaborate with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review and evaluate patient effectiveness.
  • Analyze prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive usage or harmful interactions.
  • Dispense and review prescriptions to ensure accuracy, and compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
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Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Retail
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Hospital
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Pharmacotherapy
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Pediatrics
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Hospital Education
0%
National Average
$110,000
Long Term Care
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Oncology
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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