Pharmacy Schools in Alabama - 2024

Pharmacists in Alabama earn a salary almost at par with the national average. As of 2021, there were approximately 5,350 pharmacists working in the state, drawing an average salary of $126,950. 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.

2024 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Alabama

#1. Samford University

Ranking Score: 88.38%
Location: Birmingham
Accreditation: ACPE

Samford University NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate

#2. Auburn University

Ranking Score: 85.41%
Location: Auburn
Accreditation: ACPE

Auburn University NAPLEX Performance
Year # of Students Attempted Pass Rate

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 (2018-2021)

We look into the NAPLEX performance of the two accredited schools in the last four years. Apart from 2021, when only a disappointing 82% 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 and near 90%. In 2018 the number of graduates taking the exam has been the least in these four years.

School Location 2018 2019 2020 2021
#Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass % #Taken Pass %
Samford University Birmingham11091.82%12388.00%9396.00%11982.00%
Auburn University Auburn13789.05%14691.00%13785.00%14882.00%
Overall Alabama NAPLEX Performance24790.44%26989.50%23090.50%26782.00%

Pharmacist Salary in Alabama

A pharmacist in Alabama starts with an annual salary of $80,230 and goes on to earn $162,440 with some years of experience. On an average you can expect to earn $126,950 in the state. While the highest salary comes from Gadsden, the lowest are paid in Auburn-Opelika.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pharmacist Job Outlook in Alabama

Pharmacists in Alabama have a low employment growth rate projected at just 1.88% for a period of 10 years, starting 2020 through 2030. There will be an estimated of 190 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.

2020 Employment 2030 Employment Growth Projected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
Number Percent
Source: Career One Stop

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