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Pharmacists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,200
25th Percentile Wage
$106,960
50th Percentile Wage
$118,750
75th Percentile Wage
$130,690
90th Percentile Wage
$153,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $118,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,200.

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
$118,750
0.93% 8.05%
2016
$117,650
1.82% -
2015
$115,510
1.87% -
2014
$113,350
2.57% -
2013
$110,440
1.13% -
2012
$109,190
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $105,110 to $127,480. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Pennsylvania is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $127,480. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $126,040). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $105,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnstown
$127,480
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$126,040
Reading
$125,160
State College
$124,950
Williamsport
$123,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$122,380
Lancaster
$121,610
York-Hanover
$121,010
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$120,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$120,470
Altoona
$120,130
Philadelphia
$120,020
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$119,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$119,600
Newark-Union
$117,820
Lebanon
$116,130
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$115,110
Pittsburgh
$114,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$112,600
Erie
$110,110
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$105,110




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