Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Salaries for Entry-Level Pharmacists are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Pharmacists can bottom out at $74K or peak near $128K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Pharmacists is high. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Pharmacists (51 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,707 - $124,391
(Median)
$65K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $102,907
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50%
90%

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$43.00 - $62.50
(Median)
$43
$54
$62
MEDIAN: $54.00
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90%

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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 (?
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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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Pharmacists, CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS Caremark Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Target Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $122K, though there is little variation overall ($94K to $141K). Entry-Level Pharmacists will also find cushy salaries at Safeway, Inc. (+$122K), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (+$119K), and CVS Caremark Corporation (+$118K).

Offering a median of only $108K, Rite Aid Corporation pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $61K on the lower end and $131K on the higher end. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Rite Aid Pharmacy ($113K), Walgreen's Pharmacy ($114K), and Walgreen Co. ($114K).

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Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries


Pharmacotherapy
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National Average
$108,000

Oncology
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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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