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Pharmacists Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists among Massachusetts 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$86,230
25th Percentile Wage
$107,100
50th Percentile Wage
$120,250
75th Percentile Wage
$135,010
90th Percentile Wage
$155,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $86,230.

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
$120,250
1.72% 6.49%
2016
$118,180
0.63% -
2015
$117,430
1.86% -
2014
$115,250
1.10% -
2013
$113,980
1.34% -
2012
$112,450
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $117,460 to $135,680. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $135,680. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Pittsfield (mean annual salary $133,040). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $117,460.

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




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