Pharmacies & drug stores

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Workforce
893k
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
38.6
Average Salary
$50,937
Average Male Salary
$65,350
Average Female Salary
$63,800

About

The top three occupations in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group are Pharmacy technicians, Pharmacists, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, and Retail salespersons. On average, full-time employees in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group work 41.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $62,795. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.3 hours and earn an average annual salary of $23,399.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group are South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, Providence County (West & Central)Woonsocket City PUMA, RI, and Lawrence City PUMA, KS. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Pharmacies & drug stores.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group. Pharmacy technicians are the most common position, but the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Pharmacy aides, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Pharmacies & drug stores goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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9.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 27.4M people employed in the Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry. This represents a 9.62% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

893k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 23.1k
−1.61%
1 Year Growth
± 3.71%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −1.61%, , from 908k people in 2018 to 893k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Pharmacies & drug stores by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Pharmacy technicians represent the largest share of positions held in Pharmacies & drug stores at 29.3%, followed by Pharmacists with 20.3% and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers with 11.4%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group, by number of employees, are Pharmacy technicians, Pharmacists, Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Cashiers, and Retail salespersons.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Pharmacies & drug stores employs an unusually high number of Pharmacy aides, Pharmacy technicians, and Pharmacists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Pharmacies & drug stores, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Purchasing managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$50,937
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,449

On average, employees in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group make $50,937 per year. This number makes Pharmacies & drug stores the 158 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.496
WAGE GINI

Pharmacies & drug stores has a wage GINI of 0.496, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Pharmacies & drug stores (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $65,350 and $63,800. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

583k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±18.7k
310k
MALE WORKFORCE
±13.7k

65.3% of workers in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$65,350
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,958
$63,800
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,216

On average, Male workers in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group make 1.02 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group earn 1.3 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group is Construction.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Pharmacies & drug stores is from Retail Trade.

The Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Construction Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Pharmacies & drug stores Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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