Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Entry-Level Pharmacists receive generous compensation — earning an average of $104K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Pharmacists ($73K to $130K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Women Entry-Level Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Pharmacists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$62,828 - $125,914
$63K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,888
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50%
90%

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$43.68 - $63.02
$44
$55
$63
MEDIAN: $54.95
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,828 - $125,914  
   
Bonus
$843 - $9,994  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $9,863  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$73,491 - $129,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,003
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.68 - $63.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$10.30 - $93.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$843 - $9,994  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $9,863  
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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$73,491 - $129,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,168

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CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., and Rite Aid Pharmacy are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Target Corporation offers the most; Entry-Level Pharmacists earn $126K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Safeway, Inc. at $124K, CVS Caremark Corporation at $122K, and Meijer, Inc., where Entry-Level Pharmacists annually earn $122K.

Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Publix Super Markets Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $108K, $111K, and $112K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,592

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Pharmacists, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 9 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Pharmacists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+5 percent), Indianapolis (+4 percent), San Francisco (+4 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). In Miami, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (8 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (6 percent lower).

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Managed Care
▲12%


Residency
▲5%

Compounding
▲4%

National Average
$110,000

Pharmacotherapy
▼1%


Long Term Care
▼3%

Oncology
▼3%

Pharmacist
▼4%

Mail Order Pharmacy
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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