Pharmacy Schools in Louisiana


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Admissions to a pharmacy school inLouisiana requires students to have a minimum level of undergraduate study or relevant bachelor's degree, as well as have an acceptable score on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). As graduate level institutions, pharmacy schools confer a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) which take four years to complete and allow pursuit of licensure inLouisiana. Visit our details page about pharmacy schools for additional information on education and careers.

Average Income for a Pharmacist in Louisiana

EmploymentMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
Louisiana Pharmacist4,550$54.19$112,710
State Average1,974,400$15.43$32,094.40
National Average153,156,000$17.82$37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $54.19
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Pharmacist's in Louisiana Compared to Median Income Averages

+251% Above State Median Income

+204% Above National Median Income

Pharmacist's in Louisiana take home an average 54.19 per hour. Annual earnings for Pharmacist's working in the State of Louisiana average $112,710 which is 251% above the state median income and 204% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Pharmacist makes up just 0.24% of the working population in Louisiana and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Pharmacists coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Louisiana.

Detailed List of Pharmacist Schools in Louisiana (2 Schools)

The Louisiana pharmacist schools listed below are accredited by the , which is an organization that reviews pharmacist education nationwide.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest pharmacist schools first, based on the number of Pharm. D. graduates per year.

Visit the website for Xavier University of Louisiana at

Program Details

  • About 160 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $33,000 per year

Visit the website for University of Louisiana at Monroe at

Program Details

  • Pharmacist program accredited since 1957
  • About 90 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $10,000 per year (Nonresidents: $31,000)

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective pharmacist school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Pharmacists in Louisiana can expect to make anywhere in the range of $74,000 to $154,000. Below is a list of average salaries for pharmacists working in major cities in Louisiana.

  • Baton Rouge: $115,000
  • Lafayette: $116,000
  • Shreveport, Bossier City: $123,000
  • Lake Charles: $115,000
  • Alexandria: $117,000