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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 $144,400, Alaska is the highest paying state for pharmacists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $143,190). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Alaska
$144,400
$110,670 450
2 California
$143,190
$103,180 29,860
3 Vermont
$139,210
$105,050 640
4 Minnesota
$134,160
$81,850 6,280
5 Maine
$131,210
$102,210 1,290
6 Wisconsin
$130,610
$100,410 5,390
7 Oregon
$129,990
$104,090 4,040
8 Nevada
$128,630
$106,200 2,460
9 Virginia
$128,550
$84,710 6,980
10 New Hampshire
$128,090
$106,260 1,080
11 Arizona
$127,540
$102,170 6,740
12 Texas
$127,020
$98,360 22,130
13 Washington
$126,670
$101,510 5,940
14 South Carolina
$125,970
$89,910 4,750
15 North Carolina
$125,230
$93,630 9,430
16 Connecticut
$125,120
$94,640 2,810
17 Kentucky
$124,960
$93,040 4,840
18 Missouri
$124,850
$105,040 6,060
19 New Mexico
$124,590
$92,440 1,550
20 Colorado
$124,540
$71,630 5,270
21 District of Columbia
$124,240
$102,060 940
22 Illinois
$123,150
$86,210 12,020
23 Mississippi
$123,150
$92,890 2,530
24 West Virginia
$123,120
$43,070 2,270
25 Tennessee
$122,750
$86,710 7,440
26 Delaware
$122,450
$106,320 1,010
27 New York
$122,210
$86,900 21,890
28 Kansas
$121,930
$59,510 3,030
29 Alabama
$121,710
$88,010 5,430
30 Indiana
$121,560
$68,030 6,320
31 Idaho
$121,510
$90,790 1,400
32 Hawaii
$121,470
$96,160 1,700
33 Arkansas
$121,440
$83,270 3,550
34 Georgia
$121,240
$83,980 9,880
35 Florida
$120,970
$87,070 20,510
36 Maryland
$120,910
$85,630 6,290
37 Ohio
$120,600
$57,290 12,720
38 Michigan
$120,500
$85,570 9,420
39 Wyoming
$120,450
$91,600 510
40 Massachusetts
$120,250
$86,230 8,240
41 Utah
$119,020
$41,630 2,460
42 Rhode Island
$118,960
$69,550 1,490
43 Pennsylvania
$118,750
$65,200 13,630
44 New Jersey
$117,780
$87,560 9,480
45 South Dakota
$117,690
$93,140 1,250
46 Virgin Islands
$117,680
$39,190 90
47 Iowa
$117,680
$82,980 3,320
48 Montana
$117,540
$84,640 1,190
49 Nebraska
$117,520
$84,960 2,440
50 North Dakota
$117,470
$86,350 810
51 Oklahoma
$117,350
$84,880 3,710
52 Louisiana
$117,090
$73,110 4,460
53 Guam
$116,440
$74,270 50
54 Puerto Rico
$93,710
$52,270 2,020
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