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4.0% Jobs Projection
$124,120 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Pharmacists in Kansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Pharmacists in Kansas is growing slower than average.

  • Pharmacists in Kansas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Pharmacists Work in Kansas?

In 2018, there were 2,990 Pharmacists working in the state.

There were 3,030 Pharmacists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 4,520 Pharmacists working in it, which means Kansas has fewer Pharmacists than average.


Job Projections for Kansas

Jobs for Pharmacists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.6%.


Kansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 3,090 total jobs in 2026 for Pharmacists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,300 annual jobs and 329,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Pharmacists Make in Kansas?

In 2018 wages for Pharmacists ranged from $84,680 to $159,600 with $124,120 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $40.71 to $76.73. The median hourly rate was $59.67.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $58.62 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.05.

The median salary in Kansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Kansas Metros for Pharmacists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Pharmacists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,080 $124,620
Wichita, KS 560 $123,780
Topeka, KS 270 $119,860
Lawrence, KS 180 $61,640
St. Joseph, MO-KS 90 $141,270
Manhattan, KS 50 $135,920

Top States for Pharmacists Employment

View the list below to see where most Pharmacists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,950 $144,660
Texas 21,250 $128,260
Florida 20,790 $122,540
New York 20,400 $124,220
Pennsylvania 14,610 $120,530
Ohio 12,500 $121,770
Illinois 12,260 $128,460
Georgia 10,530 $122,460
North Carolina 9,970 $127,250
New Jersey 9,280 $119,330
Michigan 9,140 $122,320
Massachusetts 7,970 $120,250
Arizona 7,420 $127,800
Tennessee 7,330 $125,400
Virginia 6,970 $128,260
Minnesota 6,490 $136,540
Missouri 6,180 $129,000
Maryland 5,750 $122,450
Washington 5,740 $130,250
Indiana 5,600 $123,770

Below are the states where Pharmacists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $144,670
California $144,660
Vermont $139,970
Oregon $137,620
Minnesota $136,540
Maine $135,510
Wisconsin $131,450
Washington $130,250
New Hampshire $129,410
Missouri $129,000

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