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Highest Paying Cities for Pharmacists

The top 100 highest paying cities for pharmacists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of pharmacists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $153,680, Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska is the highest paying city for pharmacists. It is followed by Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California (average annual salary $153,210). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of pharmacists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Pharmacists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$153,680
40
2 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$153,210
150
3 Chico, California
$150,250
180
4 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$149,820
80
5 Odessa, Texas
$149,750
100
6 Fresno, California
$149,680
760
7 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$148,880
2,050
8 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$148,660
480
9 Laredo, Texas
$148,530
80
10 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$147,620
270
11 El Centro, California
$146,800
70
12 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$146,440
440
13 Modesto, California
$146,210
280
14 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$146,160
1,500
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$145,920
1,470
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$145,680
3,710
17 Stockton, California
$145,550
650
18 Yuba City, California
$145,530
100
19 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$145,480
2,080
20 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$145,330
260
21 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$145,130
700
22 Victoria, Texas
$145,010
90
23 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$144,810
140
24 Longview, Texas
$144,680
140
25 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona
$143,690
90
26 Redding, California
$143,100
140
27 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$142,410
200
28 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$142,390
70
29 Merced, California
$142,130
90
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$141,700
2,750
31 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$141,590
180
32 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$141,370
60
33 Morristown, Tennessee
$140,980
100
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$140,910
7,500
35 Anniston-Oxford, Alabama
$140,780
90
36 Visalia-Porterville, California
$140,630
230
37 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$140,510
50
38 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$140,050
30
39 Anchorage, Alaska
$139,660
290
40 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$139,600
140
41 Salinas, California
$139,580
250
42 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$139,570
40
43 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$139,540
90
44 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$139,540
110
45 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$139,530
100
46 Racine, Wisconsin
$139,450
250
47 Fairbanks, Alaska
$139,290
60
48 Yuma, Arizona
$139,140
100
49 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$139,080
250
50 Carson City, Nevada
$139,040
40
51 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$138,860
250
52 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$138,840
70
53 Waco, Texas
$138,500
130
54 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$138,330
250
55 Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$138,280
160
56 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$137,930
90
57 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$137,890
220
58 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$137,560
170
59 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$136,980
380
60 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$136,840
2,950
61 Burlington, North Carolina
$136,470
140
62 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$136,330
130
63 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Missouri
$136,200
130
64 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$135,840
110
65 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$135,790
10,390
66 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$135,470
100
67 Longview, Washington
$135,390
90
68 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$135,210
210
69 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$135,020
90
70 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$135,000
330
71 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$134,870
500
72 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$134,780
230
73 Flagstaff, Arizona
$134,310
130
74 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$134,200
2,220
75 Napa, California
$134,190
110
76 Danville, Virginia
$134,000
70
77 Midland, Texas
$133,660
150
78 Jefferson City, Missouri
$133,570
210
79 Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$133,470
190
80 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$133,440
100
81 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$133,360
180
82 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$132,800
310
83 Corpus Christi, Texas
$132,720
420
84 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$132,710
220
85 Appleton, Wisconsin
$132,210
150
86 Columbus, Georgia
$132,090
340
87 Brunswick, Georgia
$131,690
120
88 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$131,620
160
89 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$131,590
100
90 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$131,550
180
91 Lubbock, Texas
$131,440
310
92 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$131,410
170
93 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$131,410
70
94 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$131,310
110
95 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
$131,210
190
96 Huntsville, Alabama
$131,010
470
97 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$130,940
110
98 Rochester, Minnesota
$130,640
610
99 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$130,570
70
100 Roanoke, Virginia
$130,420
380
See also: Highest paying industries for pharmacists.