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Pharmacists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$76,790
25th Percentile Wage
$108,910
50th Percentile Wage
$122,950
75th Percentile Wage
$140,310
90th Percentile Wage
$156,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $122,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36.92
25th Percentile Wage
$52.36
50th Percentile Wage
$59.11
75th Percentile Wage
$67.45
90th Percentile Wage
$75.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.47. The median hourly salary is $59.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.92.

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
2016122,9500.32%3.39%
2015122,560-0.50%-
2014123,1700.81%-
2013122,1702.77%-
2012118,780--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Virginia ranges from $80,960 to $136,980. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Virginia is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $136,980. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $135,020). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$136,980
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$135,020
Danville
$134,000
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$130,940
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$130,570
Roanoke
$130,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$127,030
Charlottesville
$124,510
Lynchburg
$124,110
Harrisonburg
$121,250
Richmond
$119,570
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$116,900
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$80,960


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