Training Requirements for Pharmacists

Pharmacists need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Pharmacists
Percent
Less than High School 0.0
High School 0.0
Some College 1.4
Associates Degree 0.9
Bachelors Degree 35.4
Masters Degree 6.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 56.3

Employment Outlook for Pharmacists

This represents about 297,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more pharmacists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 78,000 more.

Typical Income for Pharmacists

Hourly Income

On average,pharmacists make $57.82 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacists $41.88 $52.60 $58.77 $66.79 $75.94
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacists make $120,270 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacists $87,120 $109,400 $122,230 $138,920 $157,950
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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