Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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35. Massachusetts
> Number of pharmacists: 115.5 per 100,000 people (9th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 7,970 (12th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $120,250 (8th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 4 (15th fewest)
> Cost of living: 7.9% more than the national average (7th highest)

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34. Tennessee
> Number of pharmacists: 108.3 per 100,000 people (14th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 7,330 (14th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $125,400 (23rd highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 61 (6th most)
> Cost of living: -9.6% less than the national average (17th lowest)

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33. Hawaii
> Number of pharmacists: 120.4 per 100,000 people (7th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,710 (13th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,880 (21st lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: 18.5% more than the national average (the highest)

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32. Utah
> Number of pharmacists: 80.4 per 100,000 people (7th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 2,540 (17th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,730 (20th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 2 (tied–13th fewest)
> Cost of living: -3.0% less than the national average (23rd highest)

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31. New Mexico
> Number of pharmacists: 70.6 per 100,000 people (2nd lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,480 (11th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $127,610 (16th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 8 (19th fewest)
> Cost of living: -6.7% less than the national average (23rd lowest)

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