Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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40. Oklahoma
> Number of pharmacists: 88.0 per 100,000 people (14th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 3,470 (23rd fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $119,120 (4th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 25 (15th most)
> Cost of living: -11.0% less than the national average (8th lowest)

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39. Nevada
> Number of pharmacists: 82.1 per 100,000 people (10th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 2,490 (16th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $128,290 (12th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 12 (tied–23rd fewest)
> Cost of living: -2.4% less than the national average (21st highest)

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38. Virginia
> Number of pharmacists: 81.8 per 100,000 people (9th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 6,970 (15th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $128,260 (13th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 16 (tied–23rd most)
> Cost of living: 2.1% more than the national average (13th highest)

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37. New Hampshire
> Number of pharmacists: 84.0 per 100,000 people (12th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,140 (6th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $129,410 (9th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 2 (tied–13th fewest)
> Cost of living: 5.8% more than the national average (9th highest)

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36. Mississippi
> Number of pharmacists: 76.3 per 100,000 people (5th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 2,280 (15th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $124,770 (24th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 17 (tied–21st most)
> Cost of living: -14.3% less than the national average (the lowest)

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