2022 Pharmacist Salary in Texas

The average annual salary of a Pharmacist is generally higher compared to any of the healthcare professions. According to BLS, on an average a pharmacist earns a six figure pay check, at $125,470, in the state of Texas. Texas being one of the most populous states in the nation, the rising demand for healthcare further creates employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, alike. In Texas, you can start with a starting salary of $83,160 and go up to $163,230 with an experience of 20 years. While retail pharmacies are the highest payers, working in Laredo can fetch you the highest salary in the state at $147,810. What's more the employment growth rate in Texas is projected at 10% through 2018 to 2028, which is higher than the nation rate by 10%. The following information will give a detailed insight into the salary of a pharmacist in Texas.

Average Salary of Pharmacist in Texas

In Texas, the average annual salary of a pharmacist is $125,470. If you take up a part time job, your hourly wage will be $60.32. Texas pays 0.01% higher than the national average salary, be it annually or hourly.

Type Average Salary
Hourly Wage $60.32
Monthly Salary $10,460
Annual Salary $125,470


Pharmacist Salary by Experience in TX

As with any other career your work experience will reflect your earnings. When you start as a Pharmacist in Texas you can expect to earn an average annual salary of $83,160. If you continue with your job you can expect a pay rise to $112,500. 10-19 years of work experience will add value to your employer and you can easily expect an average of $148,010 per year. With 20 years or more of work experience, your expertise will fetch you a salary of $163,230.

Level of Experience Hourly Annual
Less than 1 year (Starting) $39.98 $83,160
1-4 years $54.09 $112,500
5-9 years $62.16 $129,300
10-19 years $71.16 $148,010
20 years or more $78.48 $163,230


Salary Growth (2016-2020)

Nationally, Texas in the seventh highest payer when it comes to Pharmacist's salaries. The increasing demand for healthcare professionals in the state, including pharmacists, leads to a promising growth rate of 4.14% through 2015-2020. The annual average salary in 2016 was $123,700, whereas in 2020 it was $125,470, which was higher by $4,990.

Year Annual Salary Growth
2016 $123,700 2.67%
2017 $126,460 2.23%
2018 $126,800 0.27%
2019 $127,320 0.41%
2020 $125,470 -1.45%
Total $4,990 4.14%


Employment Growth (2016-2020)

In the year 2020 there were 23,150 pharmacists working in the state of Texas. The number of pharmacist that were employed in 2016 were 21,560. Although the employment growth rate is not as high as compared to that of pharmacy technicians, the last one year, particularly has seen the highest growth at 1.67% with 2,030 pharmacists entering the job market.

Year Employment Growth
2016 21,560 2.08%
2017 22,130 2.64%
2018 21,250 -3.98%
2019 22,770 7.15%
2020 23,150 1.67%
Total 2,030 9.61%


Industry Wise Income and Employment (2021)

In Texas, retail pharmacies are the highest pharmacist's salary payers at $122,870, annually. Hospitals and grocery stores come next at $128,320 and $124,130, respectively. Outpatient Care Centers pay the lowest highest salaries at $147,140.

Industry Employment Hourly Salary Annual Salary
Retail Pharmacies 9,910 $59.07 $122,870
Hospitals 5,790 $61.69 $128,320
Grocery Stores 1,870 $59.67 $124,130
Other General Merchandise Stores 550 $59.84 $124,480
Outpatient Care Centers 500 $70.74 $147,140


Texas Metro Wise - Salary and Employment (2021)

In Texas, if you plan to work as a pharmacist in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area you will be drawing the highest salary in the state, averaging annually at $118,030 and with experience expect to earn up to $158,090. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land comes second and San Antonio-New Braunfels comes third in the highest paying areas of the state. Victoria and Odessa is the lowest payer in the state with an annual average salary of $132,180 and $140,030 respectively. Refer to the table below to know more about city wise salary in Texas.

Area Name Employment Hourly Annual Starting Salary Experienced Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 6,950 $56.75 118,030 74,950 158,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 5,990 $59.61 123,980 82,910 162,180
San Antonio-New Braunfels 2,140 $62.04 129,050 107,950 161,340
Austin-Round Rock 1,660 $63.54 132,170 104,120 165,130
El Paso 490 $63.91 132,940 108,430 163,720
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 470 $64.20 133,540 52,500 191,330
Killeen-Temple 430 $58.02 120,690 83,780 161,970
Corpus Christi 360 $63.06 131,160 105,660 166,620
Amarillo 320 $59.98 124,760 108,080 157,860
Lubbock 260 $65.84 136,940 84,700 177,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur 250 $62.13 129,220 113,040 156,360
Tyler 250 $58.78 122,260 74,800 162,030
Longview 240 $61.31 127,520 78,510 164,320
Brownsville-Harlingen 210 $66.85 139,040 74,390 189,060
Texarkana 160 $65.35 135,920 107,720 165,790
Abilene 150 $57.38 119,350 76,530 159,290
College Station-Bryan 150 $61.75 128,440 102,240 163,790
Waco 150 $67.76 140,940 107,090 170,510
Wichita Falls 150 $58.56 121,810 79,380 158,460
Midland 120 $66.63 138,580 113,560 166,120
Laredo 100 $71.06 147,810 113,320 190,710
San Angelo 100 $63.21 131,480 105,460 161,820
Sherman-Denison 100 $63.88 132,860 106,870 162,490
Odessa 90 $67.32 140,030 99,860 169,140
Victoria 80 $63.55 132,180 85,090 173,180


Pharmacist Employment Outlook in TX (2018-2028)

The BLS projects an employment growth rate of 10.41% through 2018-2028 Vis the national growth rate of 3.26% in negative. Out of 11,200 job openings that were created nationally, 1,240 were in Texas. Apart from the rising demand due to an increasing population, availability of 9 pharmacy schools in Texas, makes taking up pharmacy as an attractive career for many. Additionally, the high salaries in the state have only fuelled to the job growth. job growth.

2018 Employment 2028 EmploymentPercent ChangeProjected Annual Job Openings
Texas21,43023,66010.41%1,240
United States321,700311,200-3.26%11,200


Pharmacist Texas VS Pharmacist National

The pay packages received by pharmacist in Texas are 0.01% percent higher than the national average. If the annual average in Texas is $125,470, the national is at $125,460.

TypeTexas SalaryUS SalaryDifference% Difference
Hourly Wage$60.32$60.320.000.01%
Monthly Salary$10,460$10,46000.00%
Annual Salary $125,470$125,460100.01%


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