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Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Wages for Entry-Level Pharmacists are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Pharmacists ranges from $70K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Pharmacists (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,972 - $123,771
(Median)
$61K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $101,949
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90%

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$41.77 - $62.28
(Median)
$42
$54
$62
MEDIAN: $53.00
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90%

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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
$60,972 - $123,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,684  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,045  
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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$70,331 - $127,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,993
National Hourly Rate 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$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$41.77 - $62.28  
   
Overtime
$23.88 - $94.25  
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 - $9,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,045  
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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$70,331 - $127,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015

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Entry-Level Pharmacists fill the offices of leading firms CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS Caremark Corporation. Pay for Entry-Level Pharmacists is best at Target Corporation, which offers a median salary of $121K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $89K to $137K. Also paying near the top of the field are CVS Caremark Corporation at $118K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $117K, and CVS / Pharmacy, where Entry-Level Pharmacists annually earn $117K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Rite Aid Corporation. While salaries on one end can reach $137K, the company's median pay sits at $109K, the lowest in the industry. Other low-paying employers include Walgreen Co. at $109K and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $114K, though some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $129K.

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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

Hospital Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 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%
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