What Are The Training Requirements for Pharmacists?

Pharmacists need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Pharmacists
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Pharmacists?

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.

This career includes 297,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Pharmacists Make?

On average, pharmacists make $57.82 per hour or $120,270 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Pharmacists?

Hourly income for Pharmacists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Pharmacists?

Annual salary for Pharmacists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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