Salaries for Entry-Level Pharmacists are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. In the world of Entry-Level Pharmacists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $74K and $129K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,850 - $125,882
$67K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $103,841
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$43.56 - $63.08
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$63
MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,850 - $125,882  
   
Bonus
$892 - $9,893  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $11,635  
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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$74,366 - $129,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,051
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$43.56 - $63.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$11.84 - $93.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$892 - $9,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $11,635  
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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$74,366 - $129,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,162

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CVS / Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Walgreen Co., and Rite Aid Pharmacy are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Pharmacists. Target Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $125K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Safeway, Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation, and Meijer, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Pharmacists rake in a whopping $123K, $122K, or $122K, respectively.

Workers at Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Publix Super Markets Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $108K, $111K, and $112K respectively.

Key Stats for Pharmacist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Pharmacist Salaries

Managed Care
up arrow 10%

Residency
up arrow 7%


Compounding
up arrow 3%

National Average
$109,000

Pharmacotherapy
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Oncology
up arrow 3%


Pharmacist
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

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