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Pharmacists Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacists in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of pharmacists in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacists in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,660
25th Percentile Wage
$112,660
50th Percentile Wage
$135,900
75th Percentile Wage
$153,730
90th Percentile Wage
$165,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $165,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $69,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$135,900
1.25% 2.46%
2016
$134,200
-1.03% -
2015
$135,580
2.58% -
2014
$132,080
-0.77% -
2013
$133,100
0.41% -
2012
$132,560
- -

Table 3. Compare Pharmacists Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $135,900 in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is in the middle of salary range for pharmacists in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacists in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 12.1 percent (12.1%) lower than that in the highest paying North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area and 9.3 percent (9.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$154,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$154,320
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$150,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$149,880
Yuba City
$149,510
Modesto
$148,800
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$148,630
Vallejo-Fairfield
$148,280
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$147,460
El Centro
$147,210
Chico
$146,990
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$146,840
Bakersfield-Delano
$146,350
Visalia-Porterville
$146,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$146,130
Stockton
$146,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$145,550
Redding
$145,300
Salinas
$144,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$144,430
Merced
$143,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$143,220
Fresno
$143,010
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$142,410
Madera-Chowchilla
$141,790
Hanford-Corcoran
$140,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$139,660
Napa
$139,150
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$137,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$136,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$135,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$135,790
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$135,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$123,290



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