Skip to main content

Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1051 Pharmacists

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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 51039$66.16/hr$54.04/hr$61.97/hr$65.59/hr$74.63/hr$80.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,040$64.74/hr
Financial Activities190$73.55/hr
Professional and Business Services420$64.29/hr
Education and Health Services2,800$72.61/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$68.83/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 70$66.78/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$67.21/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$69.41/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$72.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$67.32/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 200$68.37/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 210$65.73/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 320$68.08/hr-1.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 400$65.92/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 410$65.73/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 440$65.92/hr-1.8%
Central Minnesota 450$68.37/hr-1.3%
Northwest Minnesota 510$65.59/hr-4.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 520$67.28/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 630$68.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 780$68.79/hr4.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,980$69.06/hr-4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,260$69.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,630$68.50/hr-2.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Dermatologists 660>$100/hrN/A
Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other 530$51.65/hrN/A
Family Medicine Physicians 2,840>$100/hr4.4%

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Work in hospitals or clinics or for Health Management Organizations (HMOs), dispensing prescriptions, serving as a medical team consultant, or specializing in specific drug therapy areas, such as oncology or nuclear pharmacotherapy.
  • Plan, implement, or maintain procedures for mixing, packaging, or labeling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
  • Maintain records, such as pharmacy files, patient profiles, charge system files, inventories, control records for radioactive nuclei, or registries of poisons, narcotics, or controlled drugs.
  • Provide information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage, and proper medication storage.
  • Order and purchase pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies, or drugs, maintaining stock and storing and handling it properly.
  • Offer health promotion or prevention activities, such as training people to use blood pressure devices or diabetes monitors.
  • Manage pharmacy operations, hiring or supervising staff, performing administrative duties, or buying or selling non-pharmaceutical merchandise.
  • Assess the identity, strength, or purity of medications.
  • Contact insurance companies to resolve billing issues.