Pharmacist salary in United States

How much does a Pharmacist make in the United States?

6.7k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a pharmacist is $54.28 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for pharmacists

Most recommended skill

Pharmacy Residency

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 $54.28 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesDietetics+69.21%salary
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Primary Care
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Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsBLS Certification+41.19%salary
Top certification
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BLS Certification
240Company icon
AHA Certification
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Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsPharmacy Residency+29.05%salary
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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
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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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