Thursday, April 4, 2024

Pharmacist Pay in the Southeastern U.S.

May 2022 data published recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put the number of pharmacists working in the United States at over 325,000.  The twelve-state Southeastern U.S. was home to over 88,700 employed pharmacists at that time.  With only one state having a pharmacist annual mean wage level above the national average, and six states in the region ranking among the bottom ten states nationally for pharmacist annual mean wages, the Southeastern U.S. was the worst region in the country for pharmacist pay.  A more detailed examination of BLS data from May 2022 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 5,650 $125,820 29th
AR 3,180 $120,440 49th
FL 22,420 $121,560 42nd
GA 10,320 $125,290 33rd
KY 5,320 $127,410 25th
LA 5,010 $121,090 47th
MS 3,220 $121,860 41st
NC 11,110 $128,330 18th
SC 5,150 $121,120 46th
TN 7,780 $120,600 48th
VA 7,250 $130,350 14th
WV 2,360 $119,000 50th
U.S. 325,480 $129,410 -------

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on March 30, 2024

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