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What is a pharmacist's average annual salary?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a pharmacist's median annual wage in May of 2012 was $116,670. The top 10 percent earned more than $145,910 and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $89,280. The majority of pharmacists work full-time and some work nights and weekends.

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The employment of pharmacists is expected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about the same as the average growth rate for all other professions. To become a pharmacist, one must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree as well as a pharmaceutical license. Pharmacists become licensed by passing exams. Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs typically take four years to complete.

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