2022 Pharmacist Salary in Georgia

In the Peach State, Georgia, pharmacists earn an average salary of $118,900 per year – ranging from $60,570 to $161,190, depending on your working experience. Primarily the salary is based up on the qualification of the aspiring pharmacist; however the working industry and location in GA can also be taken into consideration. Outpatient Care Centers in GA pay approximately $23,000 more per annum, than what Retail Pharmacies pay their pharmacy technicians. Besides this, Georgian cities like Brunswick, Dalton and Columbus can pay up to $25,000 more than that by Macon, Rome or Hinesville. Statistics indicate that Georgia will open around 630 jobs annually for the aspiring pharmacists.

Average Salary of Pharmacist in Georgia

The salary of pharmacists in Georgia grew at the rate of 1.82% in the last five years. Currently, the average annual salary is $118,900 for full-time pharmacists and $57.16 per hour for part timers.

Type Average Salary
Hourly Wage$57.16
Monthly Salary$9,910
Annual Salary $118,900


Pharmacist Salary by Experience in GA

If you are entry level pharmacists, you can start your career with an annual salary of $60,570, whereas if you have an experience of 1-4 years, you can make $110,110 per annum. As your experience level goes up, you can expect to make higher income. With 5-9 years of experience, you make $125,060 and with 10-19 years of experience, you can make $142,310 annually. At the most, 20+ years of experience can fetch you $161,190 every year.

Level of Experience Hourly Annual
Less than 1 year (Starting) $29.12 $60,570
1-4 years $52.94 $110,110
5-9 years $60.13 $125,060
10-19 years $68.42 $142,310
20 years or more $77.50 $161,190


Salary Growth (2016-2020)

Pharmacists’ salary in Georgia grew 3.23% excellent growth rate in 2019. The average annual salary in 2016 was $116,170 which became $118,900 in 2020, representing a 1.82% growth, adding $2,120 more annually in the pockets of then-working pharmacists. Currently, GA pays 5.23% lower salary in comparison with national average.

Year Average Annual Salary Growth
2016 $116,170 -0.52%
2017 $117,690 1.31%
2018 $118,710 0.87%
2019 $122,550 3.23%
2020 $118,900 -2.98%
Total $2,120 1.82%


Employment Growth (2016-2020)

In the last five years, GA hired pharmacists at growth rate of -1.69%. In 2016, employment rate was a whopping 8.80% approximately. In 2017 and 2018 also it showed a good growth of 2.60% and 6.58% respectively. However the year 2020 was hit badly when GA recorded a negative growth of 4.50%.

Year Employment Growth
2016 9,630 8.81%
2017 9,880 2.60%
2018 10,530 6.58%
2019 9,110 -13.49%
2020 8,700 -4.50%
Total -150 -1.69%


Industry Wise Income and Employment (2021)

Retail pharmacies in GA employ the largest number of 3,720 pharmacists who earn an average annual salary of $116,440 or $55.98 hourly. Georgia hospitals employ second largest number of pharmacists with an annual salary at $121,600. Whereas, Outpatient Care Centers employ the lowest number of 190 pharmacists and also pay the lowest highest annual salary of $139,440.

Industry Employment Hourly Salary Annual Salary
Retail Pharmacies 3,720 $55.98 $116,440
Hospitals 2,180 $58.46 $121,600
Grocery Stores 700 $56.55 $117,630
Other General Merchandise Stores 210 $56.71 $117,960
Outpatient Care Centers 190 $67.04 $139,440


Georgia Metro Wise - Salary and Employment (2021)

If you are an aspiring pharmacist, consider the following statistics before deciding your work location in GA. The top three highest annual salary paying cities in Georgia are Dalton Columbus and Augusta-Richmond County paying $135,550, $129,590 and $124,380 respectively. The lowest annual salary of $102,090 is paid by Albany. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell employs the largest number of 4,470 pharmacists whereas Hinesville has only 40 pharmacists. Dalton also pays the highest starting and experienced salary to the pharmacists.

Area Name Employment Hourly Annual Starting Salary Experienced Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 4,470 $57.47 119,540 55,980 163,600
Augusta-Richmond County 760 $59.80 124,380 89,540 161,960
Savannah 420 $49.70 103,380 31,430 147,500
Athens-Clarke County 400 $53.87 112,040 33,360 155,660
Columbus 320 $62.30 129,590 100,120 163,110
Macon 180 $59.28 123,310 68,690 160,270
Gainesville 160 $57.02 118,600 64,690 156,070
Albany 150 $49.08 102,090 34,950 165,870
Valdosta 150 $58.01 120,660 74,080 158,850
Warner Robins 140 $59.41 123,570 106,280 154,680
Dalton 130 $65.17 135,550 111,740 166,650
Rome 110 $59.64 124,050 80,170 163,210
Brunswick 100 $59.74 124,250 86,580 163,080
Hinesville 40 $57.48 119,560 109,650 131,140


Pharmacist Employment Outlook in GA (2018-2028)

The 8th largest populated state of the nation, Georgia constantly requires highly qualified pharmacists to cater the medical requirements of its citizens. As per the projection for the year 2028, Georgia is expected to employ pharmacists at a growth rate 12.14%, offering over 630 jobs each year to aspiring pharmacists. In order to meet this necessity of pharmacists in GA, top employers in healthcare industry such as Anthem Inc., Behavioral Health Groups, Piedmont Healthcare, Walmart and many others will actively hire pharmacists all across the state.

2018 Employment 2028 EmploymentPercent ChangeProjected Annual Job Openings
Georgia10,46011,73012.14%630
United States 321,700311,200-3.26%11,200


Pharmacist Georgia VS Pharmacist National

Pharmacists in Georgia make $57.16 hourly, $9,910 monthly and $118,900 annually which is 5.23% lower than the national average. The difference in annual salary between the two is $6,560 in negetive.

TypeGeorgia SalaryUS SalaryDifference% Difference
Hourly Wage$57.16 $60.32 -3.15-5.23%
Monthly Salary$9,910 $10,460 -550-5.26%
Annual Salary $118,900 $125,460 -6,560-5.23%


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