Entry-Level Pharmacists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($104K) annually. In the world of Entry-Level Pharmacists, total cash compensation can vary between $75K and $129K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $11K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Pharmacists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$68,707 - $125,735
(Median)
$69K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,750
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$42.91 - $62.80
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$43
$55
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,707 - $125,735  
   
Bonus
$910 - $9,870  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $11,000  
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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$75,361 - $129,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$42.91 - $62.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$11.92 - $93.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$910 - $9,870  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $11,000  
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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$75,361 - $129,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,161
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Entry-Level Pharmacists flock to CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Walgreen Co., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Salary cannot be beat at Target Corporation, where median pay comes to $127K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $96K, and the higher end is not far away at $149K. Safeway, Inc., The Kroger Company, and CVS Caremark Corporation also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Pharmacists. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $123K, $121K, and $121K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Rite Aid Corporation at $108K, Rite Aid Corp at $110K, and Rite Aid Pharmacy at $113K.

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National Average
$109,000

Pharmacotherapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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