Entry-Level Pharmacist Salary

On average, Entry-Level Pharmacists earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Entry-Level Pharmacists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $73K and $128K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Pharmacists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Pharmacists (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,147 - $123,796

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$42.11 - $62.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,147 - $123,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,664  
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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$72,662 - $127,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$42.11 - $62.36  
   
Overtime
$23.68 - $94.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,664  
   
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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$72,662 - $127,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,130
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Pharmacists include CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Target Corporation. Safeway, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $122K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Target Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and CVS Caremark Corporation, where Entry-Level Pharmacists typically earn around $122K, $118K, or $118K, 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. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Walgreen Co. at $108K, and Rite Aid Pharmacy where $114K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Pharmacists there earn up to $132K.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Pharmacist Salaries


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National Average
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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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