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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 among Illinois metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,380
25th Percentile Wage
$107,620
50th Percentile Wage
$121,120
75th Percentile Wage
$136,300
90th Percentile Wage
$155,340

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 $155,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $75,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36.24
25th Percentile Wage
$51.74
50th Percentile Wage
$58.23
75th Percentile Wage
$65.53
90th Percentile Wage
$74.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $74.68. The median hourly salary is $58.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.24.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016121,120-0.20%5.48%
2015121,360-0.77%-
2014122,3000.56%-
2013121,6205.87%-
2012114,480--

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 $119,650 to $139,080. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Illinois is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $139,080. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Decatur (mean annual salary $129,160). The lowest paying area is Bloomington-Normal with a median annual salary of $119,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$139,080
Decatur
$129,160
Springfield
$129,060
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$126,190
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$125,950
Peoria
$124,390
Kankakee-Bradley
$123,340
Rockford
$122,630
Champaign-Urbana
$121,810
Danville
$121,160
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$120,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$120,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$119,920
Bloomington-Normal
$119,650


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