Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-1051 Pharmacists

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
290,780 0.7 % $56.96 $118,470 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $42.94 $51.21 $58.15 $66.35 $72.38
Annual Wage (2) $89,320 $106,520 $120,950 $138,010 $150,550


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 125,810 12.33 $57.41 $119,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,010 1.26 $56.58 $117,690
Grocery Stores 23,240 0.89 $55.33 $115,080
Other General Merchandise Stores 16,290 0.91 $61.22 $127,350
Department Stores 12,980 0.93 $56.51 $117,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 125,810 12.33 $57.41 $119,420
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 6,020 3.13 $57.23 $119,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,010 1.26 $56.58 $117,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,080 1.25 $55.34 $115,110
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,970 1.24 $56.34 $117,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $62.40 $129,790
Warehousing and Storage 180 0.02 $61.60 $128,130
Offices of Physicians 5,160 0.21 $61.32 $127,550
Other General Merchandise Stores 16,290 0.91 $61.22 $127,350
Outpatient Care Centers 3,700 0.53 $60.57 $125,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 28,300 1.87 0.87 $63.54 $132,160
Texas 21,010 1.87 0.87 $57.15 $118,870
Florida 20,180 2.63 1.22 $54.99 $114,380
New York 18,870 2.14 1.00 $57.16 $118,900
Pennsylvania 12,410 2.19 1.02 $53.06 $110,360



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 2,230 3.15 1.46 $55.77 $116,010
Tennessee 8,230 2.99 1.39 $57.05 $118,670
South Dakota 1,160 2.84 1.32 $52.10 $108,360
Montana 1,240 2.79 1.30 $51.28 $106,670
Alabama 5,170 2.78 1.29 $58.66 $122,010



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 480 1.48 0.69 $65.54 $136,320
California 28,300 1.87 0.87 $63.54 $132,160
Maine 1,250 2.13 0.99 $62.07 $129,100
New Hampshire 1,070 1.71 0.80 $59.88 $124,540
Wisconsin 5,600 2.05 0.95 $59.28 $123,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,390 2.11 0.98 $56.27 $117,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,450 1.84 0.85 $61.69 $128,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,090 1.89 0.88 $55.21 $114,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,180 2.17 1.01 $56.83 $118,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,610 1.62 0.75 $55.37 $115,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,300 2.31 1.07 $54.90 $114,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,280 2.34 1.09 $57.31 $119,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,780 1.69 0.79 $56.73 $118,000
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,700 3.54 1.64 $54.95 $114,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,660 1.54 0.71 $54.59 $113,540