Pharmacy Schools in Alabama - 2020

Pharmacists in Alabama earn a salary almost at par with the national average. As of 2018, there were approximately 4,900 pharmacists working in the state, drawing an average salary of $122,200. If you are someone who is keen on joining this dynamic workforce, then you must start with enrolling for a Pharm. D. program at any of the ACPE accredited pharmacy schools in Alabama. The state has only 2 schools that have the accreditation, so to help you with this small choice we have provided with all the relevant information, making it easy for you to make an informed choice.

2020 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Alabama

#1. Samford University

Ranking Score: 91.80
Location: Birmingham
Accreditation: ACPE

Samford University NAPLEX Performance
Year# of Students AttemptedPass Rate
201512194.20%
201610474.00%
201713192.40%
201811091.80%



#2. Auburn University

Ranking Score: 89.00
Location: Auburn
Accreditation: ACPE

Samford University NAPLEX Performance
Year# of Students AttemptedPass Rate
201513792.70%
201613278.00%
201714789.80%
201813789.00%



Licensure - Passing the NAPLEX and MPJE in Alabama

To become a pharmacist in Alabama, you must apply to the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. After the board confirms your eligibility you must apply to the NABP to register for the NAPLEX and MPJE.



Alabama Pharm.D. Graduates NAPLEX Performance (2014-2017)

We look into the NAPLEX performance of the two accredited schools in the last four years. Apart from 2016, when only a disappointing 76% of graduates passed the exam on first attempt, the other three years the performance has been rather encouraging with a first time pass percent of above 90%. In 2016 the number of graduates taking the exam has been the least in these four years.

SchoolLocation2015201620172018
#TakenPass % #TakenPass %#TakenPass %#TakenPass %
Samford UniversityBirmingham12194.20%10474.00%13192.40%11091.80%
Auburn UniversityAuburn13792.70%13278.00%14789.80%13789.00%
Overall Alabama NAPLEX Performance25893.45%23676.00%27891.10%24790.40%



Pharmacist Salary in Alabama

A pharmacist in Alabama starts with an annual salary of $85,610 and goes on to earn $158,820 with some years of experience. On an average you can expect to earn $122,200 in the state. While the highest salary comes from Gadsden, the lowest are paid in Auburn-Opelika.

TypeSalary
Hourly$58.75
Monthly$10,180
Annual$122,200
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



Pharmacist Job Outlook in Alabama

Pharmacists in Alabama have a low employment growth rate projected at just 2.78% for a period of 10 years, starting 2016 through 2026. There will be an estimated of 250 job opening to fill up new as well as replacement positions at various work settings in the state. CVS Health, WALGREENS, Walmart Stores, DCH Health System, Publix Pharmacy, American Family Care, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, Baptist Health, Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, East Alabama Medical Center, University of South Alabama, Springhill Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Fred's and Mobile Infirmary Medical Center are some of the prominent employers in the state.

2016 Employment2026 EmploymentGrowthProjected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
NumberPercent
5,4005,5501502.78%250
Source: Career One Stop



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