Pharmacists Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of pharmacists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacists salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,400
25th Percentile Wage
$109,920
50th Percentile Wage
$124,520
75th Percentile Wage
$143,530
90th Percentile Wage
$159,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pharmacists is $159,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacists is $84,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$124,520
1.64% 4.61%
2016
$122,480
0.07% -
2015
$122,400
-0.38% -
2014
$122,860
0.96% -
2013
$121,680
2.38% -
2012
$118,780
- -

Compare Pharmacists Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of pharmacists in 14 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for pharmacists occupations is the general merchandise stores industry with an annual salary $128,610. The lowest paying industry is the gasoline stations industry (annual salary $115,250). For detailed pharmacists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Merchandise Stores
$128,610
Other General Merchandise Stores
$127,720
Food and Beverage Stores
$125,850
Food and Beverage Stores
$125,850
Department Stores
$124,450
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$123,670
Health and Personal Care Stores
$123,660
Health and Personal Care Stores
$123,660
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$122,790
Nonstore Retailers
$122,750
Grocery Stores
$122,670
Direct Selling Establishments
$118,150
Gasoline Stations
$115,250
Gasoline Stations
$115,250

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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