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 50054$59.06/hr$41.53/hr$54.44/hr$62.10/hr$71.36/hr$77.89/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,260$66.58/hr
Financial Activities40$60.26/hr
Professional and Business Services150$67.38/hr
Education and Health Services2,790$67.83/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration160$62.22/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$68.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$61.98/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$71.91/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$70.77/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$62.10/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 200$63.66/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 240$67.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 240$65.56/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 280$64.20/hr-16.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 340$67.78/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$69.79/hr0.9%
Northwest Balance of State 450$63.50/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 500$62.10/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 650$68.94/hr6.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 670$54.18/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,060$68.41/hr2.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,650$66.36/hr9.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,860$66.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,490$66.78/hr5.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 820$43.06/hrN/A
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other N/A>$100/hrN/A
Physician Assistants 1,980$56.34/hr30.9%

  • 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.