How much does a Pharmacist make in the United States?

Average base salary
help-tooltip

1.6k salaries reported, updated at Oct 27, 2020
$113,677
per year

The average salary for a pharmacist is $113,677 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
Was the salaries overview information helpful?

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Was the years of experience information helpful?

View job openings with the years of experience that is relevant to you on Indeed

Where can a Pharmacist earn more?

Compare salaries for Pharmacists in different locations
vs

Best-paid skills and qualifications for pharmacists

Most recommended skill

Pharmacy ResidencyTrending qualification.

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 $113,677 per year.

201220132014201520162017201820192020
Job Trend

Top companies hiring pharmacists with the recommended skill

View more companies for pharmacists
Was this information helpful?

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Dietetics
+69.21%
2 jobs
5Company icon
Primary Care
+69.21%
19 jobs
31Company icon
Geriatrics
+47.73%
32 jobs
81Company icon
Was this information helpful?
Certification categories:
Top certification
Salary
Job openings
Companies
BLS Certification
+41.19%
240Company icon
AHA Certification
+63.35%
53Company icon
Skill categories:
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Pharmacy Residency
+29.05%
451Company icon

Most common benefits for Pharmacists

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid housing
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Pet insurance
Was the benefit information helpful?

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

Was this information helpful?
How much should you be earning?
Get an estimated calculation of how much you should be earning and insight into your career options.
Get estimated pay range
See more details

Frequently asked questions

Common questions about salaries for a Pharmacist

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a pharmacist?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a pharmacist, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to pharmacist get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to a pharmacist here:

Was this answer helpful?