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Pharmacists (29-1051)

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 346 360 4.05 8 8 17
United States 314300 314100 0.0 7400 6700 14100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 60.32 40.96 54.18 61.88 71.01 79.32
Alaska 70.69 55.28 64.63 71.91 79.93 89.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 69.42 56.72 65.61 71.83 79.20 87.84
Fairbanks North Star Borough 60.56 29.14 55.11 64.75 73.97 80.04
Balance of State 79.35 59.51 67.38 76.10 86.23 *

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.