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What is the average annual salary of a pharmacist?

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The average annual salary for all pharmacists in the United States was $118,470 as of May 2014, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Among the largest employment sectors, pharmacists in general merchandise stores earned the highest average salary at $127,350 per year.

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What is the average annual salary of a pharmacist?
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Though a smaller employment sector, scientific research and development services was the top-paying for pharmacists at $129,790 per year. Health and personal care is the largest employment sector, where pharmacists earned $119,420 per year. Alaska was the top-paying state for pharmacists with an average annual salary of $136,320. California was the next highest with an average of $132,160 per year.

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