Pharmacist Salary in Los Angeles

On average, Pharmacists in Los Angeles, Calif. earn six-figure salaries ($104K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pharmacists in Los Angeles who answered the questionnnaire. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Los Angeles Pharmacists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,175 - $134,059
(Median)
$58K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $104,188
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$48.48 - $68.66
(Median)
$48
$61
$69
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$58,175 - $134,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$72,985 - $139,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.48 - $68.66  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $116.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
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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$72,985 - $139,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


Los Angeles Pharmacists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $112K per year. Pharmacists in Los Angeles, Calif. bring in $121K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for 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 6%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Hospital Education
up arrow 15%


National Average
$119,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
14%
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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