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Pharmacists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of pharmacists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare pharmacists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Pharmacists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,210
25th Percentile Wage
$103,400
50th Percentile Wage
$117,090
75th Percentile Wage
$127,490
90th Percentile Wage
$134,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $134,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacists is $64,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,090
1.00% 5.63%
2016
$115,920
1.73% -
2015
$113,910
2.03% -
2014
$111,600
0.99% -
2013
$110,490
-0.01% -
2012
$110,500
- -

Compare Pharmacists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of pharmacists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $127,060. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $109,960). For detailed pharmacists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$127,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$121,170
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$121,090
State government, including schools and hospitals
$119,480
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$117,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$117,090
Federal government, including USPS
$117,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$109,960

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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