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Pharmacist salary in United States

How much does a Pharmacist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $60.88
Low $47.36
High $78.26
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a pharmacist is $60.88 per hour in the United States. 16.1k salaries reported, updated at December 7, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Pharmacists in United States

  1. Cross Country Allied
    27 reviews111 salaries reported
    $69.77per hour
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Highest paying cities for Pharmacists near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $65.30 per hour
    88 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $59.59 per hour
    97 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $59.09 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $58.16 per hour
    59 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $55.06 per hour
    97 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $54.96 per hour
    66 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $53.66 per hour
    123 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $51.26 per hour
    69 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $50.58 per hour
    45 salaries reported
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Where can a Pharmacist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Pharmacists

Most recommended skill

Pharmacy Residency(earn +29.05% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 5.63% since 2018. Pharmacists with this skill earn +29.05% more than the average base salary, which is $60.88 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20113increase by 3
201212382increase by 412633.33%
201336776increase by 197.01%
201440551increase by 10.26%
201521326decrease by 47.41%
201621555increase by 1.07%
201714818decrease by 31.25%
201811361decrease by 23.33%
201912001increase by 5.63%

Top companies hiring Pharmacists with the recommended skill

Total Healthcare MD
Aspen RxHealth
US Department of Veterans Affairs
UNC Health
Fidelity Health Care
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Top specialties
Top certifications
BLS Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs5
19 jobs31
32 jobs81
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Most common benefits for Pharmacists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 615 ratings

64% of Pharmacists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Pharmacist

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