Michigan hosts three different pharmacy schools and unlike many other states, all of them are public. There are no private institutions of this kind in the northern state. They have all been established within sixteen years only. Altogether, they prepare more than 55,000 students for this rewarding career. The Wayne State University is the oldest pharmacy school in Michigan, as well as the most prolific one. With around 28,000 students and almost 3,000 professors, it is a front running institution in the state.
Unfortunately for the aspirants, the average salary for a pharmacist in Michigan is $45,000. Believe it or not, it is two or three times lower than in other states. Hospital pharmacy technicians and outpatient pharmacy technicians barely make $30,000 to $33,000 a year. Transplant pharmacists are very well paid and earn around $227,000. Other than these jobs, most other pharmacists manage to make more than $100,000. In 2012, the salaries were around three or four times higher in Michigan, but the local industries have been severely affected. The trend is still unknown, but most specialists agree that the pharmacy industry is slowly recovering.