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Pharmacist Salary in Los Angeles

Salaries for Pharmacists in Los Angeles, Calif. are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. For the most part, Los Angeles Pharmacists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Male Pharmacists in Los Angeles are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,806 - $134,430
(Median)
$51K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,160
10%
50%
90%

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$48.29 - $74.38
(Median)
$48
$60
$74
MEDIAN: $60
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,806 - $134,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
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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$62,658 - $140,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.29 - $74.38  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
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).
)
$62,658 - $140,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist in Los Angeles, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Los Angeles Pharmacists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $110K. Pharmacists in Los Angeles who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $121K. As Los Angeles Pharmacists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $130K.

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Experience Affects Pharmacist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$119,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Hospital Education
up arrow 15%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 5%

National Average
$119,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 22%
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