Once again, pharmacist salaries grew faster than overall U.S. wages. The highlights:
- In 2013, the average gross salary for a pharmacist at a retail, mail, and specialty pharmacy was $117,500—up 1.1% from 2012.
- Average salaries for pharmacists at mass merchants climbed above $121,000.
- Of the 820 detailed occupations that BLS lists in the OES survey, the “pharmacist” classification ranked 29th in compensation.
- Retail, mail, and specialty pharmacists’ salaries are 57% higher than the average healthcare figure.