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How much does a Pharmacist make in Virginia?

Average Pharmacist Hourly Wage in Virginia

Pharmacists earn a median hourly wage of $58.92. Hourly wages typically start from $39.79 and go up to $73.48.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Pharmacist Yearly Salary in Virginia

Pharmacists earn a median salary of $122,560 per year. Salaries typically start from $82,760 and go up to $152,840.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn more about the Pharmacist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Pharmacists earn in other states.

According to Drug Topics' 2015 Salary Survey, the financial picture for pharmacists remains relatively positive. Over half of the respondents in the survey say that their pharmacist salary is based on an hourly wage - 44.1% of hourly employees report making between $50 and $60 each hour.

Compensation for salaried employees may also be on the rise. In 2013, 12% reported earning $141,000 or more each year. That number has grown to 14.4% this year. A greater percentage (42.6%) of salaried employees, however, report earning between $116,000 and $140,000 each year, with an additional 18.6% of salaried pharmacists making somewhere between $101,000 and $115,000.

Do Men or Women Earn More?

Being a pharmacist offers a six-figure salary - and the pay is nearly equal for men and women. "The position of pharmacist is probably the most egalitarian of all U.S. professions today," Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz wrote in a paper on the subject they published in September.

Women make up slightly more than 50% of all full-time pharmacists, according to Census data collected in 2011. Once you factor in pharmacists that work part-time, they make up around 55% of the profession. Full-time female pharmacists earned a median salary of $111,000 in 2011, about 92 cents to the dollar of their male counterparts.

Pharmacist Compensation by Geographical Region

Pharmacist salaries vary significantly depending on geographical location. According to the BLS (2015), the highest paying states are Alaska ($138,910), California ($135,750), New Hampshire ($128,490), Maine ($125,340), and Vermont ($123.650).

Employment Type Mix

84%
Full-Time
16%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Pharmacist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
316
RATINGS
Pharmacists average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Pharmacists in the 69th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Pharmacist satisfaction

How to Become a Pharmacist

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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Pharmacist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Pharmacist Earnings

The highest earning Pharmacists in Virginia earn:

$73.48
an hour
$152,840
per year
Senior Pharmacist Earnings

Senior Pharmacists in Virginia earn:

$66.97
an hour
$139,290
per year
Experienced Pharmacist Earnings

Experienced Pharmacists in Virginia earn:

$58.92
an hour
$122,560
per year
Junior Pharmacist Earnings

Junior Pharmacists in Virginia earn:

$51.59
an hour
$107,310
per year
Starting Pharmacist Earnings

Starting Pharmacists in Virginia earn:

$39.79
an hour
$82,760
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pharmacist salary comparison

Pharmacists earn more than 93% percent of Health careers in Virginia. Pharmacist salaries are in the top 97% of all careers in Virginia.

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Source:

Historical salary for Pharmacists in Virginia

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a Pharmacist?

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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