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Pharmacist salary in United States

How much does a Pharmacist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$57.74
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a pharmacist is $57.74 per hour in the United States. 7.3k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

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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. UCLA Health
    4.0star
    667 reviews8 salaries reported
    $81.44per hour
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Highest paying cities for Pharmacists near United States

  1. Boston, MA
    $66.62 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $63.70 per hour
    339 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $62.93 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $62.20 per hour
    39 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $61.09 per hour
    50 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $59.23 per hour
    37 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $59.06 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $56.46 per hour
    27 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 $57.74 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

Kaiser Permanente
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Grady Health System
US Department of Veterans Affairs
NYU Langone Health
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Top specialties
Dietetics
+69.21%salary
Top certifications
BLS Certification
+41.19%salary

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?

Pharmacy Manager

4,531 job openings

Average $118,775 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Pharmacist

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