Pharmacist salary in California

Average salary
$141,500/yr
Based on 3,088 income tax records
$37,500
$218,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$88K
 
$138K
 
$144K
 
$149K
 
$141K
$37,500
$218,500
How much do Pharmacists make?
The average total salary for a Pharmacist is $141,500 per year. This is based on data from 3,088 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Pharmacist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Pharmacist salary can vary between $37,500 to $218,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

Pharmacist salary by location

Pharmacist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Stanford Health Care, California
20 income tax records
$190,500/yr
$106K – $216K
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John Muir Health, California
10 income tax records
$188,000/yr
$153K – $194K
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City And County Of San Francisco, California
11 income tax records
$183,000/yr
$94K – $189K
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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, California
399 income tax records
$173,500/yr
$85K – $242K
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Sutter Health, California
36 income tax records
$170,000/yr
$118K – $196K
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Sharp Memorial Hospital, California
26 income tax records
$169,500/yr
$126K – $287K
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Sutter Valley Hospitals, California
21 income tax records
$166,500/yr
$108K – $193K
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Lucile Salter Packard, California
10 income tax records
$162,000/yr
$54K – $185K
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County Of Santa Clara, California
18 income tax records
$162,000/yr
$28K – $184K
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Scripps Health, California
24 income tax records
$161,500/yr
$83K – $183K
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Cedars-Sinai, California
22 income tax records
$157,000/yr
$46K – $197K
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Dignity Health, California
40 income tax records
$156,500/yr
$106K – $208K
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Save Mart Supermarkets, California
11 income tax records
$153,500/yr
$126K – $179K
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Los Angeles County, California
18 income tax records
$146,000/yr
$129K – $168K
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Costco Wholesale, California
34 income tax records
$145,000/yr
$56K – $184K
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City Of Hope National Medical, California
11 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$70K – $189K
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St Joseph Health Northern Califo, California
15 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$128K – $228K
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University Of California, California
126 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$39K – $213K
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Safeway, California
43 income tax records
$143,000/yr
$57K – $178K
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Walmart, California
82 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$55K – $195K
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Medimpact Healthcare Systems, California
13 income tax records
$138,500/yr
$133K – $152K
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CVS, California
443 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$38K – $196K
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Ralphs Grocery Company 703, California
16 income tax records
$135,000/yr
$58K – $162K
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US Department Of Defense, California
105 income tax records
$133,000/yr
$33K – $168K
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Rite Aid, California
130 income tax records
$130,000/yr
$29K – $172K
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Optum, California
49 income tax records
$129,500/yr
$91K – $170K
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Cardinal Health, California
15 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$54K – $162K
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Walgreen, California
208 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$49K – $161K
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Albertsons, California
17 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$39K – $158K
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State Of California, California
31 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$77K – $138K
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PrideStaff, California
10 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$58K – $125K

Pharmacist demographics in California

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52% are single
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48% are married
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36% have kids
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65% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Pharmacists in California

3,088 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a pharmacist in California is $141,500 per year. Pharmacist salaries in California can vary between $37,500 to $218,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,088 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as pharmacist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for pharmacists in California: Stanford Health Care ($190,500 a year), John Muir Health ($188,000 a year), and City and County of San Francisco ($183,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for pharmacists in California: Santa Rosa, CA ($168,000 a year), Santa Clara, CA ($167,500 a year), and Walnut Creek, CA ($167,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.