How much does a Pharmacist make in Missouri?

Average Pharmacist Yearly Salary in Missouri

Pharmacists earn an average yearly salary of $120,930. Salaries typically start from $102,920 and go up to $155,720.

Average Pharmacist Hourly Wage in Missouri

Pharmacists earn an average hourly wage of $58.14. Hourly wages typically start from $49.48 and go up to $74.87.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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
498
RATINGS
Pharmacists average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Pharmacists in the 67th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Pharmacist satisfaction

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Pharmacist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Pharmacist Earnings

The highest earning Pharmacists in Missouri earn:

$74.87
an hour
$155,720
per year
Senior Pharmacist Earnings

Senior Pharmacists in Missouri earn:

$65.38
an hour
$135,990
per year
Experienced Pharmacist Earnings

Experienced Pharmacists in Missouri earn:

$58.90
an hour
$122,520
per year
Junior Pharmacist Earnings

Junior Pharmacists in Missouri earn:

$53.56
an hour
$111,400
per year
Starting Pharmacist Earnings

Starting Pharmacists in Missouri earn:

$49.48
an hour
$102,920
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pharmacist Salary Comparison

Pharmacists earn more than 96% percent of similar careers in Missouri.

Nurse Anesthetist Salary $156k
Optometrist Salary $126k
Pharmacist Salary $120k
Health Services Manager Salary $101k
Anesthesiologist Assistant Salary $95k
Physician Assistant Salary $95k
Nurse Practitioner Salary $93k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)