Pharmacist - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Pharmacist"

How much does a Pharmacist in the federal government get paid? $84,244.88* *Based on the 2004 average.

Pharmacist was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 5,878 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Pharmacist, with an average salary of $85,699.

Government Pharmacist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes all positions which involve professional and scientific work in the field of pharmacy. The work typically involves the compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners; the formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals; research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs; advising on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultive, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility. Some positions involve the evaluation of drug proposals submitted by private industry and the surveillance of marketed drugs for safety and efficacy.

Agencies that have hired a Pharmacist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 5,320 $85,698.58
Federal Emergency Management Agency 286 $52,875.38
Food and Drug Administration 105 $100,818.14
National Institutes of Health 74 $87,794.78
Indian Health Service 72 $70,834.85
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 12 $68,988.33
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $86,324.88
Program Support Center 1 $87,052.00

Pharmacist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Pharmacist is $84,244.88. The highest paid Pharmacist made $157,315 in 2004.

Common Pharmacist Payscales

Payscale Number of Pharmacist Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,478
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 353
EG - Consultant (other) 28
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 13
EE - Expert (other) 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1

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Average Pharmacist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Pharmacist was $84,245. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,355 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0660.

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