Pharmacists see slight increase in salary, expect further growth in 2016

Pharmicists saw a modest increase in salary in 2015. | shutterstock.com

A recent survey done by Drug Topics has revealed that pharmacists saw a slight pay increase in 2015 and expect 2016 to yield the same results. 

The pharmacists that were surveyed relayed that they are very happy with their profession and continue to thrive. However, they did see a surge in the amount of work in 2015 and admitted that their pay increase was not as much as in previous years.

The survey was conducted between Nov. 18 and Dec. 3, 2015 and contained the feedback from 2,393 pharmacists throughout the United States. The data collected revealed that pharmacists are having no problems finding work. Of those who were questioned, 85 percent work full-time while 10.5 percent work part-time. Only 1.2 percent are unemployed. A majority of the pharmacists (63.8 percent) saw an increase in pay during 2015 and almost all of them (61.7 percent) expect to see another raise in 2016. They also said they believe they are being paid fairly in comparison to others in their field.

As a whole, the pharmacists who were surveyed are happy with their occupation. An overwhelming majority of them (78.3 percent) are very satisfied and do not plan on leaving their position anytime soon.

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