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Pharmacists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$103,580
25th Percentile Wage
$112,170
50th Percentile Wage
$124,350
75th Percentile Wage
$141,970
90th Percentile Wage
$158,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $103,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49.80
25th Percentile Wage
$53.93
50th Percentile Wage
$59.78
75th Percentile Wage
$68.25
90th Percentile Wage
$76.26

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.26. The median hourly salary is $59.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49.80.

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
2016124,3501.49%7.37%
2015122,5001.13%-
2014121,1101.34%-
2013119,4903.60%-
2012115,190--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Washington ranges from $117,790 to $141,590. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $141,590. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $135,390). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $117,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$141,590
Longview
$135,390
Bremerton-Silverdale
$130,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$127,460
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$126,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$125,660
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$124,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$124,300
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$124,140
Olympia
$123,370
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$122,530
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$121,580
Spokane
$121,490
Bellingham
$120,960
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$120,720
Tacoma
$120,470
Lewiston
$119,400
Yakima
$117,790



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