How much does a Pharmacist make in the United States?

Average base salary

1.6k salaries reported, updated at Oct 27, 2020
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
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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 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.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Primary Care
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Certification categories:
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BLS Certification
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AHA Certification
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Skill categories:
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Pharmacy Residency
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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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