Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Entry-Level Pharmacists , with median pay hovering around $104K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Pharmacists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $74K and $130K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Pharmacists (50 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$65,146 - $125,973
$65K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,874
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50%
90%

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$43.46 - $63.09
$43
$55
$63
MEDIAN: $54.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,146 - $125,973  
   
Bonus
$919 - $9,955  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $11,836  
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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$74,133 - $129,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,939
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.46 - $63.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$11.00 - $93.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$919 - $9,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $11,836  
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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$74,133 - $129,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,131

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Many Entry-Level Pharmacists can be found at CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., and Rite Aid Pharmacy, firms that are at the top of the field. Entry-Level Pharmacists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Target Corporation, where the average salary comes to $126K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Safeway, Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation, and Meijer, Inc., where Entry-Level Pharmacists typically earn around $124K, $122K, or $122K, respectively.

Employees at Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Publix Super Markets Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $108K, $111K, and $112K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,481

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

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Pharmacists, 9 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Pharmacists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+5 percent), Indianapolis (+5 percent), San Francisco (+4 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Employers also pay below the national average in 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 131 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
$109,000

Pharmacotherapy
▼1%

Long Term Care
▼2%


Oncology
▼3%

Pharmacist
▼4%

Mail Order Pharmacy
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%