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Pharmacists Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists amongst Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,260
25th Percentile Wage
$96,850
50th Percentile Wage
$115,370
75th Percentile Wage
$129,130
90th Percentile Wage
$150,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34.74
25th Percentile Wage
$46.56
50th Percentile Wage
$55.47
75th Percentile Wage
$62.08
90th Percentile Wage
$72.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.56. The median hourly salary is $55.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.74.

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
2016115,3700.12%5.11%
2015115,2301.12%-
2014113,9402.56%-
2013111,0201.40%-
2012109,470--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Louisiana ranges from $108,890 to $124,790. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Louisiana is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $124,790. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Shreveport-Bossier City (mean annual salary $121,670). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $108,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$124,790
Shreveport-Bossier City
$121,670
Lake Charles
$118,390
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$116,010
Lafayette
$115,640
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$115,220
Alexandria
$115,170
Monroe
$114,920
Baton Rouge
$114,830
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$112,550
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$109,890
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$108,890



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