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The earnings of salaried pharmacists are largely determined by the location, size, and type of employer as well as by the duties and responsibilities of the individual pharmacist. Pharmacists who own or manage pharmacies often earn considerably more than other pharmacists. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, pharmacists earned a median yearly income of $121,500 in May 2015. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $86,790 per year, while the highest paid 10 percent made more than $154,040 during that same time. Mean annual earnings at general medical and surgical hospitals were $119,460. 

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