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Pharmacy salaries

Pharmaceutical salaries can be highly lucrative. While pharmacists are the top earners in the industry, pharmacy salaries in all fields are on the rise. A salary calculator will allow you to investigate the salaries of numerous pharmacy related careers.

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Biochemists and biophysicists have high pharmaceutical salaries. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the mean annual wage for those pursuing biochemical or biophysical careers was $87,640. Yet, those in the top ninetieth percentile earned $147,320 per year, or $70.83 per hour.

Salaries for biochemists and biophysicists depend on the work environment. The top earning biochemists and biophysicists work in 1) offices of physicians ($206,600 annual mean wage), 2) grantmaking and giving services ($137,540 annual mean wage) profession and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers ($107,370 annual mean wage) drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers ($104,490 annual mean wage) and 5) general medical and surgical hospitals ($102,310 annual mean wage).

Biochemists and biophysicist job opportunities are found across the United States. New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Massachusetts are the top paying states for biochemists and biophysicists. New Hampshire tops the group with an annual mean pharmacy salary of $129,640.

Pharmacy Aides

In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the mean pharmaceutical salary for a pharmacy aide was $23,350 per year, or $11.23 per hour. In May 2011, the top ninetieth percentile had a pharmacy salary $32,790 per year, or $15.76.

Pharmacy aides have work environment flexibility. Apart from hospital environments, pharmacy aides can be found in common locations, e.g. grocery stores and department stores. The highest earning pharmacy aides are found in 1) outpatient care centers ($36,280 annual mean wage), 2) psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals ($34,610 annual mean wage), 3) state jobs with OES Designations ($34,590 annual mean wage), 4) specialty hospitals (other than psychiatric and substance abuse ones) ($34,180 annual mean wage) and 5) colleges, universities and professional schools ($30,170 annual mean wage). The District of Colombia, Colorado, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Illinois are the top paying states for pharmacy aides. The District of Colombia leads the group with $34,570 as the mean annual wage.

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians can expect a mean pharmaceutical salary of $30,020, or $14.43 per hour. Pharmacy technicians in the top ninetieth percentile earn $41,880 per year.

Pharmacy technicians can also be found in common locations, e.g. department stores. Yet, the top earning pharmacy technicians are found in 1) a federal executive branch with an OES designation ($40,350 annual mean wage), 2) management, scientific and technical consulting services ($38,850 annual mean wage), 3) outpatient care centers ($37,980annual mean wage), 4) computer systems design firms ($37,150 annual mean wage) and 5) colleges, universities and professional schools ($37,120 annual mean wage).

Pharmacy technicians are in demand across the United States. The states that offer the most competitive wages are Alaska, Washington, California, District of Columbia and Hawaii. Alaska leads the group with $39,010 as the mean annual wage.

Salary Comparison

If you are looking to learn about pharmaceutical salaries, then there is a salary calculator tool that can help. You can plug in any industry and any state in the salary calculator tool. Apart from this useful information, you will also find other resources and tools; you can compare the different salaries and learn expert tips on negotiating salaries.

State Salary
Texas $48,279 - $123,836
California $57,749 - $125,015
New York $60,539 - $123,197
Florida $48,722 - $117,063
Illinois $51,953 - $115,441
Pennsylvania $76,496 - $118,638
Ohio $58,555 - $122,084