Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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45. Colorado
> Number of pharmacists: 90.9 per 100,000 people (15th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,180 (22nd most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $127,490 (17th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 31 (12th most)
> Cost of living: 3.2% more than the national average (11th highest)

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44. Washington
> Number of pharmacists: 76.2 per 100,000 people (4th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,740 (19th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $130,250 (8th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 19 (tied–17th most)
> Cost of living: 6.4% more than the national average (8th highest)

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43. Delaware
> Number of pharmacists: 109.6 per 100,000 people (12th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,060 (5th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $125,530 (21st highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 9 (tied–21st fewest)
> Cost of living: 0.1% more than the national average (14th highest)

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42. New York
> Number of pharmacists: 104.4 per 100,000 people (16th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 20,400 (4th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $124,220 (25th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 38 (9th most)
> Cost of living: 15.8% more than the national average (2nd highest)

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41. Connecticut
> Number of pharmacists: 86.8 per 100,000 people (13th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 3,100 (20th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $125,510 (22nd highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 2 (tied–13th fewest)
> Cost of living: 8.0% more than the national average (6th highest)