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Highest Paying States for Pharmacists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $142,780, California is the highest paying state for pharmacists. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $142,730). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Pharmacists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$142,780
$103,390 28,670
2 Alaska
$142,730
$108,460 470
3 Vermont
$133,720
$101,230 490
4 Minnesota
$127,730
$83,150 6,050
5 New Hampshire
$127,550
$106,300 1,110
6 Nevada
$126,670
$97,610 2,340
7 Wisconsin
$126,300
$91,780 5,560
8 Maine
$125,780
$89,280 1,420
9 Oregon
$125,690
$103,710 3,990
10 Texas
$124,360
$97,290 21,560
11 Washington
$124,350
$103,580 5,900
12 Kentucky
$123,720
$95,110 4,450
13 North Carolina
$123,470
$96,700 9,550
14 South Carolina
$123,450
$87,900 4,800
15 West Virginia
$123,130
$57,000 2,290
16 Virginia
$122,950
$76,790 7,000
17 Colorado
$122,810
$78,080 5,510
18 Missouri
$122,520
$102,920 6,570
19 Arizona
$122,460
$84,130 5,760
20 Maryland
$122,350
$93,440 6,490
21 Connecticut
$122,220
$86,460 2,730
22 District of Columbia
$122,050
$104,980 800
23 New Mexico
$121,590
$89,800 1,800
24 Tennessee
$121,540
$93,100 7,980
25 Kansas
$121,520
$64,550 3,010
26 Mississippi
$121,510
$93,650 2,740
27 Illinois
$121,120
$75,380 12,010
28 Alabama
$120,880
$85,170 5,430
29 Indiana
$120,680
$96,530 6,360
30 Ohio
$120,380
$68,490 12,590
31 Florida
$120,260
$91,670 21,490
32 Arkansas
$119,950
$82,120 3,520
33 Utah
$119,840
$46,550 2,560
34 Delaware
$119,350
$96,390 1,110
35 New York
$119,350
$84,380 20,440
36 Hawaii
$119,250
$93,440 1,560
37 Georgia
$118,900
$81,280 9,630
38 Michigan
$118,790
$91,950 9,050
39 Idaho
$118,250
$87,580 1,440
40 Massachusetts
$118,180
$86,500 7,920
41 Wyoming
$118,000
$72,200 540
42 Oklahoma
$117,930
$90,220 3,760
43 Guam
$117,830
$73,450 70
44 Pennsylvania
$117,650
$82,860 13,460
45 New Jersey
$117,400
$89,060 8,700
46 Rhode Island
$117,220
$70,710 1,440
47 Montana
$116,400
$86,110 1,080
48 Iowa
$116,310
$79,630 3,480
49 North Dakota
$116,000
$86,910 760
50 South Dakota
$115,670
$85,720 1,240
51 Louisiana
$115,370
$72,260 4,550
52 Nebraska
$114,650
$83,650 2,360
53 Virgin Islands
$114,590
$37,240 70
54 Puerto Rico
$90,990
$41,280 2,130
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