Pharmacists

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2019 Workforce
332k
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Average Age
41.9
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Average Salary
$106,121
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Average Male Salary
$116,720
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Average Female Salary
$98,478
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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pharmacists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Pharmacists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pharmacists, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. Pharmacists are paid most in Walton, Washington, Holmes & Bay Counties PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Torrance City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$106,121
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,352

In 2019, Pharmacists earned an average of $106,121, $50,597 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers make somewhat more than Pharmacists while Other managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pharmacists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.298
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Pharmacists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pharmacists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pharmacists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pharmacists.

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Industries by Share

332k
2019 Workforce
± 14,123
4.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.84%

The number of people employed as Pharmacists has been growing at a rate of 4.1%, from 318,599 people in 2018 to 331,646 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Pharmacists employed by various industries. Pharmacies & drug stores employs the largest share of Pharmacists at  54.6%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 27.8% and Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores with 3.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pharmacists in the US. The average age of male Pharmacists in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Pharmacists is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pharmacists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

139k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,147
193k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,771

58.1% of Pharmacists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pharmacists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pharmacists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

65.6% of Pharmacists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.5% of Pharmacists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pharmacists.

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Age by Gender

44.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.918
40.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.649

The median age of Pharmacists is 41.9, and Male employees are generally 4.16 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pharmacists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pharmacists is Health but a relatively high number of Pharmacists hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pharmacists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pharmacists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pharmacists need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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