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Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Entry-Level Pharmacists receive generous compensation — earning an average of $102K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Pharmacists vary widely between $71K and $128K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Pharmacists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most Entry-Level Pharmacists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$61,140 - $123,828
(Median)
$61K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $102,027
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$41.65 - $62.31
(Median)
$42
$54
$62
MEDIAN: $53.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,140 - $123,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,634  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,045  
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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$70,707 - $128,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,009
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$41.65 - $62.31  
   
Overtime
$23.39 - $94.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,634  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,045  
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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$70,707 - $128,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Pharmacists include CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Target Corporation. Pay for Entry-Level Pharmacists is best at Target Corporation, which offers a median salary of $121K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $90K to $136K. Also paying near the top of the field are CVS Caremark Corporation at $118K, CVS / Pharmacy at $117K, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where Entry-Level Pharmacists annually earn $117K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Walgreen Co. — the median salary there is $108K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $56K and $136K. Other low-paying employers include Rite Aid Corporation at $109K and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $114K, though some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $129K.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Pharmacist Salaries


Oncology
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Long Term Care
0%

National Average
$107,000

Hospital Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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