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4 Countries with the Highest Pay for Pharmacists

Thinking of living abroad but still want to stick to your pharmaceutical profession? Look out U.S. pharmacists as while these countries may be the highest paid salaries, you might have to end up with a pay cut. To see how the United States stands against other countries, we have listed down the top 4 countries with the highest pay for pharmacists.


Average Salary: $45,000

According to research, pharmacists located in Germany consist of roughly 55% of women. German pharmacists are legally allowed to own 3 pharmacy locations, meaning there is no large drug store chain as there are in the United States or other parts of the world.


Average Salary: $80,700

According to PayScale, the average hourly rate for pharmacists in Canada is rough $33. However, there is not a major difference when compared to the years of experience as most Canadian pharmacists move on to other career paths once they’ve gained 20 years of professional experience.


Average Salary: $83,600

According to PayScale, only 4% of pharmacists in Switzerland have 20 years or more of experience, while the majority currently has less than 5 years. We can only expect the profession to grow in demand as the need will quickly need to be supplied. While pharmacists in Switzerland may not be paid nearly as much as the counterparts in the United States, it is still considered as the country with the highest quality of life for good reason. This is based on the aspects of quality health care, traffic, pollution, and safety for citizens.

United States

Average Salary: $107,000 to $118,000

According to PayScale, the average pharmacist’s salary starts around $107,000. However, other online statistics rate the professional at a higher pay rate of almost $120,000. Keep in mind however that the annual salaries will depend on the geographic location along with the employer and years of gained experience.

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