Pharmacist in Los Angeles Salary

Pharmacists in Los Angeles, Calif. can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $108K per year on average. Most Los Angeles Pharmacists survey respondents are men (72 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Pharmacists in Los Angeles claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$58,843 - $137,941
(Median)
$59K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $108,209
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$49.09 - $68.38
(Median)
$49
$61
$68
MEDIAN: $61.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$58,843 - $137,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$79,582 - $142,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$49.09 - $68.38  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $103.68  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$79,582 - $142,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacist

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


For Los Angeles Pharmacists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $114K per year. For Pharmacists in Los Angeles, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $123K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $131K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$121,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Hospital Education
up arrow 12%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%

National Average
$121,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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