5 High-Paying Countries for Pharmacists

OCTOBER 09, 2015
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
US pharmacists moving abroad, beware. You may have to take a pay cut, considering that pharmacists in the United States tend to receive higher salaries than their counterparts in other countries.

See how the United States ranks against some other high-paying countries for pharmacists below:

1. United States
Pharmacist average salary: $107,000 to $118,000

While PayScale estimates the average salary for pharmacists at around $107,000, US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from May 2014 pegs it even higher at $118,470.
In contrast, the annual mean wage for all occupations in the United States is $47,230, according to BLS.

PayScale reports that US pharmacist salaries are most affected by geographic location, followed by specific kind of employer and years of experience.