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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 metropolitan 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$93,630
25th Percentile Wage
$111,660
50th Percentile Wage
$125,230
75th Percentile Wage
$143,230
90th Percentile Wage
$158,910

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 $158,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $125,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $93,630.

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
$125,230
1.41% 1.17%
2016
$123,470
-0.92% -
2015
$124,600
-1.18% -
2014
$126,070
0.67% -
2013
$125,230
1.17% -
2012
$123,770
- -

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 $120,570 to $141,520. The highest paying area for pharmacists in North Carolina is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $141,520. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton (mean annual salary $138,240). The lowest paying area is Asheville with a median annual salary of $120,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rocky Mount
$141,520
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$138,240
Greenville
$136,500
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$136,480
Burlington
$135,550
Goldsboro
$130,930
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$129,780
Greensboro-High Point
$127,470
Jacksonville
$127,270
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$125,810
Durham-Chapel Hill
$124,420
Fayetteville
$124,420
Winston-Salem
$124,050
Wilmington
$122,720
Raleigh-Cary
$122,670
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$122,100
Asheville
$120,570




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