Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Pharmacist Pay in the Far West Region of the U.S.

Recently published May 2020 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were more than 315,000 pharmacists employed in the United States.  About 48,000 of those employed as pharmacists in the U.S. lived in the six-state Far West region.  Generally speaking, the region is the strongest one in the nation for pharmacist pay.  The three best states in the nation for pharmacist annual mean wage levels were in the Far West U.S., and two other states in the region ranked in the top ten nationally.  BLS data from May 2020 details the following about pharmacist pay in Far West region of the U.S.:

Pharmacist Pay in the Far West Region of the U.S.

Pharmacist Pay in the Far West Region of the U.S.

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 470 $147,040 1st
CA 32,520 $146,070 2nd
HI 1,540 $128,780 10th
NV 2,790 $125,260 18th
OR 4,210 $136,700 3rd
WA 6,590 $129,970 8th
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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