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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 statistics of pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,550
25th Percentile Wage
$104,660
50th Percentile Wage
$117,920
75th Percentile Wage
$131,110
90th Percentile Wage
$153,590

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 $153,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $86,550.

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
$117,920
1.18% 5.38%
2016
$116,530
-0.37% -
2015
$116,960
2.68% -
2014
$113,830
0.88% -
2013
$112,830
1.11% -
2012
$111,580
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $117,920 in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is in the middle of salary range for pharmacists in state of Massachusetts. In comparison, the annual salary of pharmacists in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 13.1 percent (13.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Taunton-Norton-Raynham and .4 percent (.4%) higher than that in the lowest paying Worcester.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$135,680
Pittsfield
$133,040
Barnstable Town
$130,980
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$128,640
Springfield
$127,720
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$126,090
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$123,030
Framingham
$121,970
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$121,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$119,190
Peabody
$119,020
New Bedford
$118,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$117,920
Worcester
$117,460



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