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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
$64,870
25th Percentile Wage
$102,120
50th Percentile Wage
$115,920
75th Percentile Wage
$124,460
90th Percentile Wage
$132,480

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 $132,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid pharmacists is $64,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016115,9201.73%4.68%
2015113,9102.03%-
2014111,6000.99%-
2013110,490-0.01%-
2012110,500--

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 $124,240. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $110,530). 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
$124,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$119,740
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$118,890
State government, including schools and hospitals
$117,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$115,930
Federal government, including USPS
$115,930
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$115,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$110,530

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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