Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Entry-Level Pharmacists see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. Incomes of Entry-Level Pharmacists vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $74K on the low end and $128K on the high end. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Pharmacists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,707 - $124,391
(Median)
$65K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $102,907
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$43.00 - $62.50
(Median)
$43
$54
$62
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,707 - $124,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,750  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $10,000  
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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$74,239 - $128,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.00 - $62.50  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $93.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $10,000  
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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$74,239 - $128,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,446
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Entry-Level Pharmacists flock to CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS Caremark Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although salaries only range from $94K to just $141K, Target Corporation still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $122K. Entry-Level Pharmacists will also find cushy salaries at Safeway, Inc. (+$122K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$119K), and CVS Caremark Corporation (+$118K).

With a median salary of only $108K, Rite Aid Corporation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $61K to $131K isn't that wide, either. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rite Aid Pharmacy at $113K, Walgreen's Pharmacy at $114K, and Walgreen Co., where $114K is the norm.

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Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries


Pharmacotherapy
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National Average
$108,000

Oncology
up arrow 1%

Hospital Education
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Long Term Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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