Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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10. Oregon
> Number of pharmacists: 104.0 per 100,000 people (18th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 4,360 (24th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $137,620 (4th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 7 (tied–18th fewest)
> Cost of living: -0.5% less than the national average (16th highest)

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9. North Dakota
> Number of pharmacists: 135.5 per 100,000 people (2nd highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,030 (4th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $115,340 (the lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 1 (tied–9th fewest)
> Cost of living: -9.9% less than the national average (15th lowest)

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8. Minnesota
> Number of pharmacists: 115.7 per 100,000 people (8th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 6,490 (16th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $136,540 (5th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 17 (tied–21st most)
> Cost of living: -2.5% less than the national average (22nd highest)

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7. Arizona
> Number of pharmacists: 103.5 per 100,000 people (19th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 7,420 (13th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $127,800 (15th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 7 (tied–18th fewest)
> Cost of living: -3.6% less than the national average (25th highest)

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6. Kentucky
> Number of pharmacists: 112.1 per 100,000 people (11th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,010 (24th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $126,310 (20th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 15 (25th fewest)
> Cost of living: -12.1% less than the national average (5th lowest)

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