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Pharmacists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$93,100
25th Percentile Wage
$110,300
50th Percentile Wage
$121,540
75th Percentile Wage
$133,670
90th Percentile Wage
$155,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $93,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44.76
25th Percentile Wage
$53.03
50th Percentile Wage
$58.43
75th Percentile Wage
$64.27
90th Percentile Wage
$74.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $74.75. The median hourly salary is $58.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44.76.

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
2016121,5400.51%0.76%
2015120,920-1.31%-
2014122,5000.02%-
2013122,4801.52%-
2012120,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Tennessee ranges from $114,900 to $140,980. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Tennessee is Morristown with a median annual salary of $140,980. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $125,220). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $114,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morristown
$140,980
Chattanooga
$125,220
Memphis
$124,810
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$123,140
Jackson
$121,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$121,370
Knoxville
$120,940
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$120,040
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$119,930
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$118,460
Johnson City
$116,790
Cleveland
$116,140
Clarksville
$114,900


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