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2021 California Pharmacists Salary Guide

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

California Pharmacists Salary 2021

Salary

$149.7K

Growth

6%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Pharmacists Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $106,230 $130,220 $149,740 $168,980 $196,290
Hourly Wage $51.07 $62.61 $71.99 $81.24 $94.37

How Much Do Pharmacists Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$106,230
$130,220
$149,740
$168,980
$196,290
Hourly Wage
$51.07
$62.61
$71.99
$81.24
$94.37

What Do Pharmacists Do?

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Also known as:

Clinical Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacist, Pharmacist, Pharmacist in Charge (PIC), Pharmacist in Charge, Owner (PIC, Owner), Pharmacy Informaticist, Registered Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Hospital

  • Verify accuracy of patient information.
  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Determine protocols for medical procedures.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Recommend types of assistive devices.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Present medical research reports.

Pharmacists Job Outlook in California

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 33,300 35,300 6% 1,740
United States 321,700 311,200 -3% 11,200

Pharmacists Job Outlook in California

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
33,300
35,300
6%
1,740
United States
321,700
311,200
-3%
11,200

Pharmacists Schooling & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Pharmacists Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
American University of Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Signal Hill, CA 4 years: 0
California Health Sciences University Pharmacy Clovis, CA More than 4 years: 59
Chapman University Pharmacy Orange, CA More than 4 years: 70
Chapman University Pharmaceutical Sciences Orange, CA More than 4 years: 17
More than 4 years: 2
Keck Graduate Institute Clinical and Industrial Drug Development Claremont, CA More than 4 years: 0
Keck Graduate Institute Pharmacy Claremont, CA More than 4 years: 79
Keck Graduate Institute Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs Claremont, CA More than 4 years: 0
Loma Linda University Pharmacy Loma Linda, CA 4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 70
Marshall B Ketchum University Pharmacy Fullerton, CA More than 4 years: 0
San Diego State University Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences San Diego, CA Less than one year: 13

Pharmacists Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Signal Hill, CA
4 years: 0
Pharmacy
Clovis, CA
More than 4 years: 59
Pharmacy
Orange, CA
More than 4 years: 70
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Orange, CA
More than 4 years: 17
More than 4 years: 2
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development
Claremont, CA
More than 4 years: 0
Pharmacy
Claremont, CA
More than 4 years: 79
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Claremont, CA
More than 4 years: 0
Pharmacy
Loma Linda, CA
4 years: 0
More than 4 years: 70
Pharmacy
Fullerton, CA
More than 4 years: 0
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences
San Diego, CA
Less than one year: 13

Pharmacists Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Pharmacy Tech I Per Diem Rotate Tenet Healthcare Palm Springs, California 09/27/2021 No
Pharmacy Tech I Per Diem Rotate Tenet Healthcare Palm Springs, California 09/27/2021 No
Pharmacy Tech I Per Diem Rotate Tenet Healthcare Palm Springs, California 09/27/2021 No
Pharmacy Technician Walgreens NORWALK, California 09/27/2021 Yes
Pharmacy Technician - Home Care Services St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Anaheim, California 09/27/2021 Yes

Pharmacists Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Tenet Healthcare
Palm Springs, California
09/27/2021
No
Tenet Healthcare
Palm Springs, California
09/27/2021
No
Tenet Healthcare
Palm Springs, California
09/27/2021
No
Walgreens
NORWALK, California
09/27/2021
Yes
St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health
Anaheim, California
09/27/2021
Yes

Pharmacists Salary Guide 2021

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