Best and Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

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15. Louisiana
> Number of pharmacists: 97.0 per 100,000 people (22nd lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 4,520 (25th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $119,370 (6th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 6 (16th fewest)
> Cost of living: -9.9% less than the national average (15th lowest)

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14. Arkansas
> Number of pharmacists: 108.5 per 100,000 people (13th highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 3,270 (22nd fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $122,110 (12th lowest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 16 (tied–23rd most)
> Cost of living: -13.5% less than the national average (2nd lowest)

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13. Wisconsin
> Number of pharmacists: 92.7 per 100,000 people (17th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 5,390 (21st most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $131,450 (7th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 9 (tied–21st fewest)
> Cost of living: -7.6% less than the national average (19th lowest)

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12. Maine
> Number of pharmacists: 93.4 per 100,000 people (18th lowest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 1,250 (8th fewest)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $135,510 (6th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 3 (14th fewest)
> Cost of living: -1.6% less than the national average (19th highest)

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11. Missouri
> Number of pharmacists: 100.9 per 100,000 people (23rd highest)
> Total number of pharmacists as of May 2018: 6,180 (17th most)
> Annual median wage for pharmacists: $129,000 (10th highest)
> Total burglaries and armed robberies of pharmacies reported in 2018: 16 (tied–23rd most)
> Cost of living: -10.5% less than the national average (9th lowest)

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