Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pharmacist Pay in the Southeastern U.S.

May 2020 data published earlier this summer by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put the number of pharmacists working in the United States at over 315,000.  The twelve-state Southeastern U.S. was home to over 82,000 employed pharmacists as of May 2020.  With only one state having a pharmacist annual mean wage level above the national average, and four states in the region ranking among the bottom ten states nationally for pharmacist annual mean wages, the Southeastern U.S. is a generally subpar region for pharmacist pay.  A more detailed examination of BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about pharmacist pay in the Southeastern U.S.:

Pharmacist Pay in the Southeastern U.S.
Pharmacist Pay in the Southeastern U.S.

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 4,680 $124,170 22nd
AR 3,010 $120,040 42nd
FL 20,200 $121,310 33rd
GA 8,700 $118,900 45th
KY 4,940 $121,680 31st
LA 5,440 $123,350 26th
MS 2,560 $121,100 37th
NC 10,110 $123,770 24th
SC 5,370 $119,090 44th
TN 7,620 $118,880 46th
VA 7,810 $125,390 17th
WV 2,000 $129,440 9th
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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