2022 Pharmacist Salary in Arizona

Pharmacists’ salary is essentially based on their work experience, proficiency, industry, and job location. On an average, Arizona pharmacist salary is $122,310 per annum. In last five years, pharmacist salary in AZ grew at a rate of 2.27% and employment at a rate of 36.33%. In next 10 years, Arizona will have an employment growth of 18.03% adding 200 pharmacists every year, as per BLS reports. In Arizona Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale has the highest employment rate, Flagstaff pays the best salary to entry level pharmacists, and Yuma pays the best annual salary to experienced pharmacists. Tucson employs the second largest number of pharmacists but pays the lowest annual salary.

Average Salary of Pharmacist in Arizona

Arizona pharmacists across the state earn an average of $122,310 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 $58.80 per hour. Monetarily, Arizona is a favorable working place for pharmacists.

Type Average Salary
Hourly Wage$58.80
Monthly Salary$10,190
Annual Salary $122,310


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 $122,310 annually; however your starting salary will be $86,210 if you work as a full-time pharmacist. After a year of experience, you may start earning $110,270 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 $161,390 each year.

Level of Experience Hourly Annual
Less than 1 year (Starting) $41.45 $86,210
1-4 years $53.01 $110,270
5-9 years $61.30 $127,500
10-19 years $69.51 $144,590
20 years or more $77.59 $161,390


Salary Growth (2016-2020)

Data suggests that the salary of pharmacists in AZ grew at a decent rate of 2.27% from the year 2016 to 2020. In 2016, the pharmacists’ salary growth remained negative but a significant hike of 4.62% was recorded last year (2017), due to the augmented demand of pharmacists in the state.

Year Average Annual Salary Growth
2016 $119,450 -0.13%
2017 $124,970 4.62%
2018 $125,210 0.19%
2019 $125,320 0.09%
2020 $122,310 -2.40%
Total $2,710 2.27%


Employment Growth (2016-2020)

From 2016 to 2020, Arizona has employed pharmacists at a promising growth rate of 36.33%. Growing population in the state created consistent demand for pharmacists, especially in the last year the growth of 0.73% in negetive, employing over 8,180 pharmacists in AZ.

Year Employment Growth
2016 5,760 -4.00%
2017 6,740 17.01%
2018 7,420 10.09%
2019 8,240 11.05%
2020 8,180 -0.73%
Total 2,180 36.33%


Industry Wise Income and Employment (2021)

Retail Pharmacies in Arizona employ the largest number; recruiting 3,500 pharmacists and paying around $119,780 per annum, whereas Hospitals employ 2,050 pharmacists and pay $125,090 annually. Retail Pharmacies pay the lowest annual salary of $119,780 to 3500 pharmacists working there.

Industry Employment Hourly Salary Annual Salary
Retail Pharmacies 3,500 $57.58 $119,780
Hospitals 2,050 $60.14 $125,090
Grocery Stores 660 $58.17 $121,000
Other General Merchandise Stores 190 $58.33 $121,340
Outpatient Care Centers 180 $68.96 $143,440


Arizona Metro Wise - Salary and Employment (2021)

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 $141,820 is paid by Lake Havasu City-Kingman. Sierra Vista-Douglas has the lowest number of pharmacists, earning $134,270 annually. Tucson pays the lowest annual salary of $42,290 to the entry level pharmacists whereas Lake Havasu City-Kingman pays the highest starting salary of $114,550 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
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 6,460 $58.32 121,300 88,730 159,040
Tucson 980 $57.46 119,510 42,290 167,370
Prescott 180 $61.85 128,650 108,770 160,780
Lake Havasu City-Kingman 110 $68.18 141,820 114,550 168,370
Yuma 80 $67.02 139,410 90,710 177,970
Flagstaff 70 $67.44 140,280 116,770 165,220
Sierra Vista-Douglas 50 $64.55 134,270 87,830 167,200


Pharmacist Employment Outlook in AZ (2018-2028)

Despite the automation in pharmacies all over, Arizona will continue to hire Pharmacists at a whooping employment rate of 18.03% as per the projection for next 10 years; it is 14.77% higher when compared to the predicted national employment rate at -3.26%. It is expected that Arizona will open 200 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 EmploymentPercent ChangeProjected Annual Job Openings
Arizona2,9403,47018.03%200
United States321,700311,200-3.26%11,200


Pharmacist Arizona VS Pharmacist National

Arizona pharmacists earn marginally higher than the national average. The average annual salary earned by pharmacists in Arizona is $122,310, which is 2.51% lower than the national average. Hourly remuneration earned by part time Arizona pharmacists is $58.80, which is again lower by 2.51% compared to the national average.

TypeArizona SalaryUS SalaryDifference% Difference
Hourly Wage$58.80 $60.32 -1.51-2.51%
Monthly Salary$10,190 $10,460 -270-2.58%
Annual Salary $122,310 $125,460 -3,150-2.51%


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