Google Trend graph of search interest in a Pharmacist over an 8 year period through Google. You can see the interest has had it’s peak in 2005 and 2010 but has stayed consistent, strong and steady throughout the last couple years into 2013 for interest in Pharmacy jobs.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for states that Pharmacists in the US earned a median pay in 2010 of $111,570 a year which comes out to around $53.64 an hour. While Pharmacy positions require a person to go to school and get significant training in a Doctoral or Professional Degree they definitely pay off for the people that put in the hard work in educating themselves. Reported in 2010 by the BLS the total number of jobs for Pharmacists on the market was 274,900 positions and the Pharmacist job market is expected to expand by 25% from 2010 – 2020. This will add nearly 69,700 pharmacist jobs at pharmacies all across the United States from 2010 – 2010 for this job outlook. From our detailed job listing salaries of pharmacists you can expect to make as little as $85,000 a year to as much as $135,000 a year depending on what state you decide to be employed in. That is a $55,000 a year difference depending on where you get your pharmacist job so it’s smart to do your research before you take your offer.
Listed below is information that is specific to Pharmacist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Pharmacist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Pharmacists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”