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].

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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.

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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.

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

Year | Median Salary | Yearly Growth | 4-Year Growth |
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2016 | 116,530 | -0.37% | 4.25% |

2015 | 116,960 | 2.68% | - |

2014 | 113,830 | 0.88% | - |

2013 | 112,830 | 1.11% | - |

2012 | 111,580 | - | - |

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 |
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Pittsfield | |

Taunton-Norton-Raynham | |

Barnstable Town | |

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner | |

Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area | |

Framingham | |

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton | |

New Bedford | |

Springfield | |

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy | |

Peabody | |

Worcester | |

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy |

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