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Pharmacists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of pharmacists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$100,940
25th Percentile Wage
$110,650
50th Percentile Wage
$121,950
75th Percentile Wage
$135,680
90th Percentile Wage
$157,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $157,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $121,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacists is $100,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$121,950
3.37% 8.61%
2016
$117,840
2.47% -
2015
$114,930
3.50% -
2014
$110,910
-1.40% -
2013
$112,460
0.90% -
2012
$111,450
- -

Compare Pharmacists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of pharmacists in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $124,750. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $118,900). For detailed pharmacists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$124,750
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$124,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$122,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$121,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$120,630
Scientific Research and Development Services
$118,900
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$118,900

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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