Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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5. Vermont
> Number of pharmacists: 102.2 per 100,000 people (21st highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 640 (3rd fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $139,970 (3rd highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% more than the national average (12th highest)

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4. Montana
> Number of pharmacists: 128.0 per 100,000 people (5th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,360 (9th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $117,580 (2nd lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: -5.4% less than the national average (24th lowest)

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3. South Dakota
> Number of pharmacists: 130.4 per 100,000 people (4th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,150 (7th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $118,140 (3rd lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: -11.8% less than the national average (6th lowest)

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2. Rhode Island
> Number of pharmacists: 157.9 per 100,000 people (the highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,670 (12th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,170 (13th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: -1.4% less than the national average (17th highest)

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1. West Virginia
> Number of pharmacists: 120.7 per 100,000 people (6th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 2,180 (14th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,980 (22nd lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: -13.0% less than the national average (4th lowest)

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