Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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50. Maryland
> Number of pharmacists: 95.2 per 100,000 people (19th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,750 (18th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,450 (17th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 70 (4th most)
> Cost of living: 9.4% more than the national average (5th highest)

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49. California
> Number of pharmacists: 78.2 per 100,000 people (6th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 30,950 (the most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $144,660 (2nd highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 319 (the most)
> Cost of living: 14.8% more than the national average (3rd highest)

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48. Michigan
> Number of pharmacists: 91.4 per 100,000 people (16th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 9,140 (11th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,320 (15th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 118 (3rd most)
> Cost of living: -7.0% less than the national average (22nd lowest)

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47. Texas
> Number of pharmacists: 74.0 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 21,250 (2nd most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $128,260 (13th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 198 (2nd most)
> Cost of living: -3.0% less than the national average (23rd highest)

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46. New Jersey
> Number of pharmacists: 104.2 per 100,000 people (17th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 9,280 (10th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $119,330 (5th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 19 (tied–17th most)
> Cost of living: 12.9% more than the national average (4th highest)

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