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Pharmacists Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,270
25th Percentile Wage
$71,590
50th Percentile Wage
$93,710
75th Percentile Wage
$112,530
90th Percentile Wage
$124,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,270.

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
$93,710
2.90% 16.47%
2016
$90,990
3.82% -
2015
$87,510
0.86% -
2014
$86,760
6.88% -
2013
$80,790
3.11% -
2012
$78,280
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $46,430 to $106,850. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Puerto Rico is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $106,850. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $95,390). The lowest paying area is Guayama with a median annual salary of $46,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$106,850
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$95,390
Ponce
$92,310
Mayaguez
$89,950
Fajardo
$83,140
San German-Cabo Rojo
$77,020
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$71,630
Guayama
$46,430




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