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California still golden for pharmacists

The dollar amounts have changed and so have the cities, but California is still the golden state to be a pharmacist. The federal Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) provides a list of the top four employment and wage figures for pharmacists, calculated from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia.

The latest figures put the national mean hourly wage and mean annual wage for pharmacists at $51.27 and $106,630, respectively. From what we can glean, pharmacists get paid the most in California. And that hasn’t changed much in six years.

BLS says the Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are calculated from data collected in a national survey of employers of every size, in every state, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and in all industry sectors.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.”

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