Stay Stateside or Practice Abroad? The Five Top-Paying Countries for Pharmacists

If you are a pharmacist and interested in working abroad, you need to be aware that salaries for pharmacists in other countries might be lower than in the United States.

Here is a list of the five countries that pay pharmacists the most.

1. United States

Easily the most generous when it comes to pharmacist salaries, the average yearly pay being in the $120,000 to $150,000 range. pegs the average annual salary at $137,424.

The factors that influence pharmacist salaries the most are geographical location, type of employer and years of experience.

2. Switzerland

The average annual salary for pharmacists in Switzerland is $175,024, according to Salary Explorer. A majority of the pharmacists in Switzerland have between one and four years of experience. One of the perks of living in Switzerland is the highest rated quality of life. Switzerland is rated number one for quality of life on indexes such as healthcare, safety, traffic and pollution.

3. Canada

Our neighbor to the north has an annual average pharmacist salary ranging between $100,000-$130,000, according to 

4. United Kingdom

The average annual salary for pharmacists in the UK is $116,027 according to Salary Explorer.

Although appreciably lower than the United States, the salary looks a bit better when you realize the highest-paid employees in the country earn about $181,477.

5. Germany

Finishing up the list is Germany, with an annual pharmacist salary ranging between $34,277 and $72,100, according to Payscale. A majority of the pharmacists in Germany are women.

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