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Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Entry-Level Pharmacists , with median pay hovering around $102K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Entry-Level Pharmacists generally range from $70K to $128K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Pharmacists making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Pharmacists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,692 - $123,724
(Median)
$61K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $101,882
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$41.51 - $62.18
(Median)
$42
$54
$62
MEDIAN: $53.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,692 - $123,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,719  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $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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$69,824 - $127,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,925
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$41.51 - $62.18  
   
Overtime
$23.49 - $94.09  
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 - $9,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $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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$69,824 - $127,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 979

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Pharmacists include CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS Caremark Corporation. Employees at Target Corporation enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $120K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $89K and higher ones not far away at only $137K. Other big spenders include CVS Caremark Corporation, CVS / Pharmacy, and C.V.S., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Pharmacists see paychecks nearing $118K, $117K, or $117K.

With a median salary of $111K, Rite Aid Corporation provides Entry-Level Pharmacists with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $135K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Rite Aid Pharmacy at $113K, and Walgreen Co. where $114K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $137K.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Pharmacist Salaries


Oncology
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$107,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 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%