Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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30. Nebraska
> Number of pharmacists: 132.2 per 100,000 people (3rd highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 2,550 (18th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $121,390 (10th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 19 (tied–17th most)
> Cost of living: -10.4% less than the national average (10th lowest)

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29. Alaska
> Number of pharmacists: 57.0 per 100,000 people (the lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 420 (the fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $144,670 (the highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 0 (tied–the fewest)
> Cost of living: 4.4% more than the national average (10th highest)

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28. Iowa
> Number of pharmacists: 99.8 per 100,000 people (25th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 3,150 (21st fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $119,450 (7th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 12 (tied–23rd fewest)
> Cost of living: -10.2% less than the national average (12th lowest)

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27. Illinois
> Number of pharmacists: 96.2 per 100,000 people (21st lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 12,260 (7th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $128,460 (11th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 36 (10th most)
> Cost of living: -1.5% less than the national average (18th highest)

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26. Indiana
> Number of pharmacists: 83.7 per 100,000 people (11th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,600 (20th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $123,770 (24th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 22 (16th most)
> Cost of living: -10.2% less than the national average (12th lowest)