Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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20. Georgia
> Number of pharmacists: 100.1 per 100,000 people (24th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 10,530 (8th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,460 (18th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 32 (11th most)
> Cost of living: -7.5% less than the national average (20th lowest)

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19. Alabama
> Number of pharmacists: 99.8 per 100,000 people (25th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 4,880 (25th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,390 (16th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 28 (14th most)
> Cost of living: -13.3% less than the national average (3rd lowest)

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18. North Carolina
> Number of pharmacists: 96.0 per 100,000 people (20th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 9,970 (9th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $127,250 (18th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 44 (8th most)
> Cost of living: -8.7% less than the national average (18th lowest)

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17. Idaho
> Number of pharmacists: 80.4 per 100,000 people (8th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,410 (10th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $123,120 (23rd lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 1 (tied–9th fewest)
> Cost of living: -7.0% less than the national average (22nd lowest)

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16. South Carolina
> Number of pharmacists: 99.7 per 100,000 people (24th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,070 (23rd most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $126,670 (19th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 19 (tied–17th most)
> Cost of living: -9.6% less than the national average (17th lowest)

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