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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 54041$59.84/hr$29.66/hr$54.27/hr$63.74/hr$72.67/hr$78.05/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,150$66.00/hr
Financial Activities40$62.59/hr
Professional and Business Services170$69.90/hr
Education and Health Services2,880$69.02/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration150$62.82/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$69.32/hr2.0%
Rochester MN MSA N/A$69.98/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$63.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$72.08/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$70.78/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$63.09/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 210$65.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 230$67.62/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 250$67.38/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 290$67.71/hr-16.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 370$69.00/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 400$65.54/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 470$69.85/hr0.9%
Northwest Minnesota 540$63.74/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 600$69.18/hr6.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 750$52.36/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,710$66.15/hr9.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,900$66.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,520$67.18/hr5.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Physician Assistants 2,360$57.46/hr30.9%
Nurse Midwives 220$56.79/hr15.1%
Podiatrists 150$76.98/hr11.6%

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • 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.
  • Refer patients to other health professionals or agencies when appropriate.