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Pharmacists Salary Information in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

The annual and hourly salary statistics of pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$85,150
25th Percentile Wage
$103,750
50th Percentile Wage
$116,530
75th Percentile Wage
$128,560
90th Percentile Wage
$148,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $148,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $85,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.94
25th Percentile Wage
$49.88
50th Percentile Wage
$56.02
75th Percentile Wage
$61.81
90th Percentile Wage
$71.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.28. The median hourly salary is $56.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.94.

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
2016116,530-0.37%4.25%
2015116,9602.68%-
2014113,8300.88%-
2013112,8301.11%-
2012111,580--

Table 3. Compare Pharmacists Salary in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with Other Massachusetts Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $116,530, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is the lowest paying city for pharmacists in state of Massachusetts, following city of Pittsfield (median annual salary of $131,410). Compared with the highest paying city Pittsfield, the median annual salary of pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 11.3 percent (11.3%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsfield
$131,410
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$128,730
Barnstable Town
$125,430
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$125,310
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$122,060
Framingham
$120,360
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$119,180
New Bedford
$118,640
Springfield
$118,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$117,830
Peabody
$117,750
Worcester
$117,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$116,530

See also: Top paying jobs in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts.