2022 Pharmacist Salary in Idaho

Idaho, nicknamed as Gem State, pays an average annual salary of $121,790 to the pharmacists working across the state. Based on your experience, your salary can vary from $105,270 to $156,790 per annum, registering salary growth of over 7% in last five years. Whether, retail pharmacies, hospitals or department stores, all healthcare industries in Idaho pay far or less the same salaries. However city wise, Boise City pays around $8,000 more than that by Pocatello. BLS projects over 20 annual job vacancies for aspiring pharmacists, adding over 1,620 pharmacists by 2028.

Average Salary of Pharmacist in Idaho

On an average, part time pharmacists in Idaho makes $58.55 per hour, whereas, full time pharmacists earn $121,790 annually. If you are aspiring to work as a pharmacist in Idaho, you can expect a consistent growth in your salary for many years to come.

Type Average Salary
Hourly Wage $58.55
Monthly Salary $10,150
Annual Salary $121,790


Pharmacist Salary by Experience in ID

If you are an entry level pharmacist, you can expect to earn $105,270 per year in Idaho. If you have an experience of 5-9 years, you can make up to $124,990 annually whereas with 20+ years of experience, you can bring home $156,790 every year. Part time pharmacists in Idaho start with $50.61 per hour which rises to $60.09 per hour after an experience of 5 years, to ultimately reaching $75.38 of hourly remuneration with 20+ years of experience.

Level of Experience Hourly Annual
Less than 1 year (Starting) $50.61 $105,270
1-4 years $54.87 $114,120
5-9 years $60.09 $124,990
10-19 years $66.31 $137,920
20 years or more $75.38 $156,790


Salary Growth (2016-2020)

From 2015 to 2018, there has been consistent positive growth in the salaries of Pharmacists all across the state of Idaho. In 2016, pharmacists’ average annual salary was $116,030 which rose to 3.24% in 2017, marking at $119,790 annually. In 2018 and 2020 salaries growth at 1.79% and 0.35% respectively.

Year Average Annual Salary Growth
2016 $116,030 2.18%
2017 $119,790 3.24%
2018 $121,940 1.79%
2019 $121,360 -0.48%
2020 $121,790 0.35%
Total $8,230 7.25%


Employment Growth (2016-2020)

In last five years, the employment of pharmacists in Idaho was not as consistent as the growth in their salaries. In 2017 the employment growth remains negative at 2.78%. But in 2019, a whopping growth of 13.48% was recorded, whereas in 2016 it dropped but still remained positive at 2.13% rate. Overall, Idaho represented employment excellent growth of pharmacists at nearly 22.70% in last five years.

Year Employment Growth
2016 1,440 2.13%
2017 1,400 -2.78%
2018 1,410 0.71%
2019 1,600 13.48%
2020 1,730 8.13%
Total 320 22.70%


Industry Wise Income and Employment (2021)

There’s not much of a difference in the salaries of pharmacists across all healthcare sectors in ID. In all industries, pharmacists are paid between $119,270 and $142,830 annually. Retail pharmacies in Idaho employ the largest number of 740 pharmacists whereas Outpatient Care Centers have only 40 pharmacists.

Industry Employment Hourly Salary Annual Salary
Retail Pharmacies 740 $57.34 $119,270
Hospitals 430 $59.88 $124,560
Grocery Stores 140 $57.92 $120,490
Other General Merchandise Stores 40 $58.09 $120,830
Outpatient Care Centers 40 $68.67 $142,830


Idaho Metro Wise - Salary and Employment (2021)

In metro areas of Idaho, Boise hires the largest number of 830 pharmacists at an average annual salary of $121,300 which is the highest paid by any cities in Idaho. Lewiston pays the highest annual salary of $133,800 to around 70 pharmacists. The lowest salary in the state is paid by Pocatello. As a part- time pharmacists, you can earn the best hourly rate at $64.33 in Lewiston and the lowest at $54.22 in Pocatello.

Area Name Employment Hourly Annual Starting Salary Experienced Salary
Boise City 830 $58.32 121,300 105,870 156,640
Idaho Falls 180 $59.76 124,300 105,780 165,770
Pocatello 140 $54.22 112,770 47,260 149,920
Twin Falls 120 $62.97 130,980 114,220 158,010
Coeur d'Alene 110 $57.06 118,690 64,130 157,520
Lewiston 70 $64.33 133,800 113,050 164,850


Pharmacist Employment Outlook in ID (2018-2028)

In order to serve a population of nearly 1.8 million, Idaho is committed to hire pharmacists at 13.29% which is 16.55% more than that of national average at 3.26%, as per BLS estimated for the year 2028. Every year, 20 aspiring pharmacists can get a job in Idaho. If you are seeking a pharmacist’s job in ID, you can submit your job application to the leading healthcare companies like Walgreens, Syneos Health Commercial Solutions, Kmart Corporation and many others, and secure your career.

2018 Employment 2028 EmploymentPercent ChangeProjected Annual Job Openings
Idaho1,4301,62013.29%20
United States321,700311,200-3.26%11,200


Pharmacist Idaho VS Pharmacist National

Pharmacists in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $121,790 which is 2.93% lower than the national average. Part time pharmacists in ID make an average hourly remuneration of $58.55 against the national average at $60.32 per hour.

TypeIdaho SalaryUS SalaryDifference% Difference
Hourly Wage$58.55 $60.32 -1.76-2.93%
Monthly Salary$10,150 $10,460 -310-2.96%
Annual Salary $121,790 $125,460 -3,670-2.93%


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