What is the average starting pharmacist salary?

The average starting pharmacist salary in the United States depends on the company for which one is working (such as whether it is a public chain or privately owned pharmacy), along with several other factors, such as location, the post-graduate school from which one earns the Pharm D degree and his or her honors and grades from that school. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2009 figures, $109,000 is the mean amount all pharmacists earn. The range of pharmacist salaries is typically from $70,000 to about $120,000. Pharmacists directly out of school can expect to make, on average, in the vicinity of $100,000, depending on the aforementioned factors.