2022 Pharmacist Salary in Florida

A pharmacist anywhere in the country earns higher than any other health career and Florida is no different. Pharmacists are in demand in the ever-expanding pharmaceutical sector in Florida and they command a six figure pay check with an annual average salary of $121,310, which is slightly lower than the national average. Working in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach will fetch you the highest salaries in the state at an annual package of $121,860. Besides, Florida has a promising employment growth rate for pharmacists at 2.21%, which is 5% higher than the national employment growth rate.

Average Salary of Pharmacist in Florida

A pharmacist in Florida earns an annual average wage of $121,310 which is 3.31% lower than the national annual wage. If part time jobs are what you are looking at, you can expect to earn an average hourly pay of $58.32.

Type Average Salary
Hourly Wage $58.32
Monthly Salary $10,110
Annual Salary $121,310


Pharmacist Salary by Experience in FL

Experience, just like in any other career adds expertise to your work and will fetch you higher salaries too. When you start working as a pharmacist, you can expect to earn $81,170 and then go on to higher pay scales in a span of 1 to 4 years. A pharmacist with 20 years of experience earns an annual salary of $159,450. Employers seek out for pharmacists who stick around for longer and hence the higher pay scales which do justice to their years of expertise.

Level of Experience Hourly Annual
Less than 1 year (Starting) $39.02 $81,170
1-4 years $53.69 $111,670
5-9 years $60.12 $125,040
10-19 years $67.75 $140,920
20 years or more $76.66 $159,450


Salary Growth (2016-2020)

The salary of a pharmacist in Florida in 2016 was $118,300, annually. In 2020, the salary has gone up by 4.48% and a pharmacist earned $121,310. In Florida, you may be earning lesser than the other states, however you must keep in mind the considerably lower cost of living in this state.

Year Average Annual Salary Growth
2016 $118,300 1.89%
2017 $118,780 0.41%
2018 $119,710 0.78%
2019 $121,530 1.52%
2020 $121,310 -0.18%
Total $5,200 4.48%


Employment Growth (2016-2020)

In 2016, there were 21,490 pharmacists employed in Florida. The employment growth has been the lowest from 2016 to 2017 at 4.56% with 20,510 pharmacists joining the job market. Conversely from 2018 to 2019 the growth rate has been negative at 4.33% for the first time in this decade. The reasons could be automation, using robotics and mergers of pharmacies, where pharmacists' positions are cut down in numbers.

Year Employment Growth
2016 21,490 5.76%
2017 20,510 -4.56%
2018 20,790 1.37%
2019 19,890 -4.33%
2020 20,200 1.56%
Total -120 -0.59%


Industry Wise Income and Employment (2021)

Retail pharmacies are the largest employers of pharmacists in the nation, employing 8,650 pharmacists. However the highest salaries come from Outpatient Care Centers, paying an annual salary of $142,260. Retail Pharmacies pay the least salaries at $118,800 and hire only 480 pharmacists annually.

Industry Employment Hourly Salary Annual Salary
Retail Pharmacies 8,650 $57.11 $118,800
Hospitals 5,050 $59.65 $124,070
Grocery Stores 1,630 $57.69 $120,010
Other General Merchandise Stores 480 $57.86 $120,350
Outpatient Care Centers 440 $68.40 $142,260


Florida Metro Wise - Salary and Employment (2021)

The areas of Miami-Fort Lauder-West Palm Beach employ the largest number of pharmacists paying annual salaries of $121,860. Nevertheless, the highest salaries come from Panama City, employing 140 pharmacists and paying a handsome salary package of $128,630, annually. The least salaries come from Punta Gorda, paying its 100 pharmacists an annual salary of $105,440.

Area Name Employment Hourly Annual Starting Salary Experienced Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 6,120 $58.59 121,860 99,140 156,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 3,770 $61.20 127,290 89,810 162,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 2,990 $56.85 118,250 60,990 159,410
Jacksonville 1,360 $55.79 116,050 63,090 151,340
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 830 $61.27 127,450 107,650 159,820
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 550 $56.87 118,280 68,230 158,840
Gainesville 530 $52.84 109,910 47,110 156,980
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 510 $60.78 126,420 107,320 160,230
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 420 $52.01 108,180 61,760 136,520
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 380 $60.32 125,460 69,340 162,830
Lakeland-Winter Haven 350 $56.82 118,180 68,010 153,850
Port St. Lucie 350 $61.53 127,990 108,110 161,710
Tallahassee 310 $52.65 109,520 63,310 146,220
Ocala 260 $54.52 113,410 55,140 #
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 220 $60.02 124,840 60,250 180,800
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 150 $54.28 112,910 35,540 176,360
Panama City 140 $61.84 128,630 107,250 165,030
Sebastian-Vero Beach 120 $59.59 123,940 106,820 154,620
Punta Gorda 100 $50.69 105,440 59,600 160,450
The Villages 90 $54.26 112,870 62,660 139,450
Homosassa Springs 80 $58.50 121,680 105,870 150,970
Sebring 60 $58.80 122,300 97,600 150,740


Pharmacist Employment Outlook in FL (2018-2028)

One of the most populous states of the nation, Florida needs pharmacists to cater to the healthcare needs of its large population. While nationally the employment growth rate of pharmacists is not particularly promising, Florida projects an encouraging growth rate of 2.21%. Out of the 11,200 job openings in the nation, 990 positions are available in the state.

2018 Employment 2028 EmploymentPercent ChangeProjected Annual Job Openings
Florida 20,84021,3002.21%990
United States321,700311,200-3.26%11,200


Pharmacist Florida VS Pharmacist National

A pharmacist in Florida earns lower salary as compared to the national average. Florida stands 30th in the nation in the list for the highest paying pharmacist states in the country and you will earning 3.31% lower salary than the national average.

TypeFlorida SalaryUS SalaryDifference% Difference
Hourly Wage$58.32$60.32-2.00-3.31%
Monthly Salary$10,110$10,460-350-3.35%
Annual Salary $121,310$125,460-4,150-3.31%


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