Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

Entry-Level Pharmacists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($102K) annually. In the world of Entry-Level Pharmacists, total cash compensation can vary between $73K and $128K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $10K, respectively. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Pharmacists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men working as Entry-Level Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$63,101 - $123,743
(Median)
$63K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $102,291
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$42.34 - $62.32
(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
$63,101 - $123,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,662  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $10,304  
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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$72,577 - $127,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,098
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$42.34 - $62.32  
   
Overtime
$24.28 - $94.03  
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 - $9,662  
   
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $10,304  
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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$72,577 - $127,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Pharmacists include CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Target Corporation. Although Target Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $122K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $90K to $136K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, CVS Caremark Corporation, and CVS / Pharmacy, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Pharmacists rake in a whopping $118K, $118K, or $117K, respectively.

Rite Aid Corporation offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $108K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $61K to $131K. Other low-paying employers include Walgreen Co. at $108K and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $114K, though some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $132K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 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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