Friday, August 13, 2021

Pharmacist Pay in the Southwestern U.S.

May 2020 data recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) detailed that there were over 315,000 pharmacists working in the United States.  Nearly 36,800 of those employed as pharmacists in the U.S. worked in the four-state Southwestern region.  The U.S. Southwest is an average region in terms of pharmacist pay, as about two-thirds of pharmacists employed work in Texas or New Mexico, where pharmacist annual mean wages run at or near the national average.  BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about pharmacist pay in the Southwestern U.S.:

Pharmacist Pay in the Southwestern U.S.

Pharmacist Pay in the Southwestern U.S.


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 8,180 $122,310 29th
NM 1,700 $126,930 14th
OK 3,760 $121,060 38th
TX 23,150 $125,470 16th
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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