Pharmacist Salary (United States)

A Pharmacist earns an average salary of $105,149 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 Salary (?
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$68,012 - $127,712
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $105,148
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Pharmacist Salary (?
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$44.69 - $63.44
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,012 - $127,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,141  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,000  
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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$80,232 - $132,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,663
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$44.69 - $63.44  
   
Overtime
$12.41 - $93.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,000  
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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$80,232 - $132,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,902
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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 Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

National Average
$112,000

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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