2021 Pharmacist Salary in Arizona
Average Salary of Pharmacist in Arizona
Arizona pharmacists across the state earn an average of $125,320 per year. Arizona pays a higher salary than the national average owing to the increased demand of pharmacists in the state. Part time pharmacists in AZ make $60.25per hour. Monetarily, Arizona is a favorable working place for pharmacists.
Pharmacist Salary by Experience in AZ
In Arizona, your salary as a pharmacist will be based on your experience. On an average, you will make $125,320 annually; however your starting salary will be $87,580 if you work as a full-time pharmacist. After a year of experience, you may start earning $112,240 per annum depending upon your proficiency in this field. As you keep gaining experience, your annual salary will keep on mounting, with 20+ years of pharmacy experience, you can make as good as $150,370 each year.
|Level of Experience||Hourly||Annual|
|Less than 1 year (Starting)||$42.10||$87,580|
|20 years or more||$77.95||$162,140|
Data suggests that the salary of pharmacists in AZ grew at a decent rate of 5.06%from the year 2015 to 2019. In 2016, the pharmacists’ salary growth remained negative but a significant hike of 4.42% was recorded last year (2017), due to the augmented demand of pharmacists in the state.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth|
From 2015 to 2019, Arizona has employed pharmacists at a promising growth rate of 40.61%. Growing population in the state created consistent demand for pharmacists, especially in the last year the growth of 9.95%, employing over 8,240 pharmacists in AZ.
Industry Wise Income and Employment
Retail Pharmacies in Arizona employ the largest number; recruiting 3,530 pharmacists and paying around $123,430 per annum, whereas Hospitals employ 2,040 pharmacists and pay $127,180 annually. Department Stores pay the lowest annual salary of $122,960 to 200 pharmacists working there.
|Industry||Employment||Hourly Salary||Annual Salary|
|Other General Merchandise Stores||470||$61.95||$128,840|
Arizona Metro Wise - Salary and Employment
The metropolitan areas of Arizona employ and pay pharmacists, based on their requirements and demand. The largest number of pharmacists is employed in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, whereas the highest annual salary of $142,710 is paid by Lake Havasu City-Kingman. Sierra Vista-Douglas has the lowest number of pharmacists, earning $132,190 annually. Tucson pays the lowest annual salary of $61,640 to the entry level pharmacists whereas Lake Havasu City-Kingman pays the highest starting salary of $117,900 per annum. Wisely, select the Arizonian city when you apply for the post of a pharmacist.
|Area Name||Employment||Hourly||Annual||Starting Salary||Experienced Salary|
|Lake Havasu City-Kingman||130||$68.61||$142,710||$117,900||$167,390|
Pharmacist Employment Outlook in AZ
Despite the automation in pharmacies all over, Arizona will continue to hire Pharmacists at a whooping employment rate of 23.62% as per the projection for next 10 years; it is 23.56% higher when compared to the predicted national employment rate at -0.06%. It is expected that Arizona will open 410 job vacancies for pharmacists every year. The companies from health care sector like Walgreens, Humana, Sun Life Family Health Center, Havasu Regional Medical Center, Albertsons Companies, and UnitedHealth Group will be the top recruiters of pharmacists all across the state.
|2018 Employment||2028 Employment||Percent Change||Projected Annual Job Openings|
Pharmacist Arizona VS Pharmacist National
Arizona pharmacists earn marginally higher than the national average. The average annual salary earned by pharmacists in Arizona is $125,320, which is 0.15% lower than the national average. Hourly remuneration earned by part time Arizona pharmacists is $60.25, which is again lower by 0.15% compared to the national average.
|Type||Arizona Salary||US Salary||Difference||% Difference|