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Pharmacists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$96,700
25th Percentile Wage
$111,060
50th Percentile Wage
$123,470
75th Percentile Wage
$140,100
90th Percentile Wage
$157,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $96,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46.49
25th Percentile Wage
$53.39
50th Percentile Wage
$59.36
75th Percentile Wage
$67.36
90th Percentile Wage
$75.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.73. The median hourly salary is $59.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46.49.

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
2016123,470-0.92%-0.24%
2015124,600-1.18%-
2014126,0700.67%-
2013125,2301.17%-
2012123,770--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of North Carolina ranges from $120,380 to $139,540. The highest paying area for pharmacists in North Carolina is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $139,540. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Burlington (mean annual salary $136,470). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $120,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rocky Mount
$139,540
Burlington
$136,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$135,000
Greenville
$129,840
Jacksonville
$129,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$129,650
Goldsboro
$127,180
Greensboro-High Point
$126,360
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$125,110
Fayetteville
$123,870
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$123,540
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$123,060
Durham-Chapel Hill
$122,510
Winston-Salem
$122,030
Asheville
$121,650
Raleigh-Cary
$121,180
Wilmington
$120,380



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