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Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Entry-Level Pharmacists see excellent average salaries — about $106K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $68K and hits $128K on the high end. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Pharmacists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$59,786 - $123,320
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $101,476
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$41.15 - $62.09
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MEDIAN: $53.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,786 - $123,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $9,955  
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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$67,956 - $127,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$41.15 - $62.09  
   
Overtime
$22.69 - $94.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $9,955  
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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$67,956 - $127,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 880
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Pharmacist


CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Target Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Pharmacists. With a median salary of $119K, Target Corporation offers Entry-Level Pharmacists the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $84K and are capped at $137K. Other big spenders include CVS Caremark Corporation, C.V.S., and CVS / Pharmacy, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Pharmacists see paychecks nearing $118K, $117K, or $116K.

Walgreen Co. offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $107K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $57K to $136K. Other low-paying employers include Rite Aid Corporation at $107K and The Kroger Company at $111K, though some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $136K.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Pharmacist Salaries


Oncology
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National Average
$106,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%