Monday, May 3, 2021

Pharmacist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

According to data recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2020 there were more than 315,000 pharmacists employed in the United States.  About 44,700 of those employed as pharmacists in the U.S. lived in the five-state Great Lakes region.  Generally speaking, the region is among the weaker ones in the nation for pharmacist pay.  Although the annual mean wage for pharmacists in Illinois and Wisconsin were modestly above the national average, elsewhere in the region pharmacist pay was below the national average.  Moreover, the annual average mean wage for pharmacists in Michigan and Ohio ranked in the bottom quintile nationally.  BLS data from May 2020 details the following about pharmacist employment and pharmacist pay in the Great Lakes region:

Pharmacist Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Pharmacist Pay in the Great Lakes Region
State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 10,910 $125,640 15th
IN 6,300 $123,140 27th
MI 8,830 $119,820 43rd
OH 12,940 $117,890 48th
WI 5,740 $127,450 12th
U.S. 315,470 $125,460 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 2, 2021

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