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Pharmacists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists amongst Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,210
25th Percentile Wage
$109,400
50th Percentile Wage
$123,150
75th Percentile Wage
$140,150
90th Percentile Wage
$157,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $86,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$123,150
1.65% 7.04%
2016
$121,120
-0.20% -
2015
$121,360
-0.77% -
2014
$122,300
0.56% -
2013
$121,620
5.87% -
2012
$114,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Illinois ranges from $117,200 to $140,290. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Illinois is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $140,290. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $132,910). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $117,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$140,290
Springfield
$132,910
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$131,350
Decatur
$130,140
Rockford
$126,410
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$125,980
Peoria
$124,400
Champaign-Urbana
$124,130
Kankakee-Bradley
$122,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$122,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$121,930
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$120,080
Bloomington-Normal
$119,650
Danville
$117,200




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