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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacists in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,710
25th Percentile Wage
$112,780
50th Percentile Wage
$128,550
75th Percentile Wage
$147,560
90th Percentile Wage
$160,610

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 $160,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $128,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,710.

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
$128,550
4.36% 7.60%
2016
$122,950
0.32% -
2015
$122,560
-0.50% -
2014
$123,170
0.81% -
2013
$122,170
2.77% -
2012
$118,780
- -

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 $81,210 to $140,150. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Virginia is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $140,150. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $136,760). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $81,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$140,150
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$136,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$134,260
Danville
$134,000
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$129,920
Lynchburg
$129,770
Roanoke
$129,640
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$128,990
Charlottesville
$128,060
Harrisonburg
$127,710
Richmond
$127,160
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$126,620
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$81,210




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