Information About Pharmacists

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Training

Pharmacists need first professional degree.

Degrees for Pharmacists
Training for Pharmacists
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 0.5
Some College 1.2
Associates Degree 0.9
Bachelors Degree 45.4
Masters Degree 6.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 45.2

Employment

Represents about 269,000 people in the United States- 0.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 45,000 more pharmacists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 105,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pharmacists make $53.92 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacists $40.60 $48.70 $54.50 $62.10 $69.20
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, pharmacists make $112,160 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pharmacists $84,490 $101,360 $113,390 $129,310 $144,090
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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