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Pharmacist Salary in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Pharmacists receive generous compensation — earning an average of $104K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Male Pharmacists in Los Angeles, Calif. are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, Pharmacists in Los Angeles enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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

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

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National Salary Data (?
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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: 2 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).
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$62,658 - $140,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $110K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $118K. Los Angeles Pharmacists bring in $121K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $130K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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