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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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$101,510
25th Percentile Wage
$112,510
50th Percentile Wage
$126,670
75th Percentile Wage
$146,250
90th Percentile Wage
$160,560

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 $160,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $126,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $101,510.

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
$126,670
1.83% 9.06%
2016
$124,350
1.49% -
2015
$122,500
1.13% -
2014
$121,110
1.34% -
2013
$119,490
3.60% -
2012
$115,190
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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 $118,290 to $135,380. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Washington is Longview with a median annual salary of $135,380. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $132,610). The lowest paying area is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $118,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$135,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$132,610
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$130,880
Bellingham
$130,650
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$130,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$128,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$127,550
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$126,740
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$126,670
Yakima
$126,140
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$125,090
Tacoma
$124,310
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$123,560
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$122,780
Olympia
$122,070
Lewiston
$120,550
Spokane
$119,610
Bremerton-Silverdale
$118,290




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