It’s no secret that pharmacists are well-paid. According to the Bureau of Labor, the median salary for a pharmacist in 2010 was $111,570 or about $53.46 per hour. On the lower end (bottom 10%), pharmacists make about $82,090 per year. On the higher end (top 10%), pharmacists earn more than $138,620 annually.
National chains that hire pharmacists include:
If you examine Indeed.com statistics, $117,000 is the average salary for a pharmacist job posted in 2013 on their website. That’s 88% higher than all job postings nationwide.
As of 2010, there are 275,000 pharmacists employed in the United States. That number is expected to grow by 25% over the current decade, meaning around 70,000 new employment opportunities will be created in this field.
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