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Pharmacist Earnings

The median annual wage for pharmacists was $120,950 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $89,320, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $150,550.

In May 2014, the median annual wages for pharmacists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Department stores: $126,310
  • Grocery stores: 121,740
  • Pharmacies and drug stores: 121,190
  • General medical and surgical hospitals; private: 118,980

Most pharmacists work full time, although about 1 in 5 worked part time in 2014. Because many pharmacies are open at all hours, some pharmacists work nights and weekends

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

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