Table II.2: The Number of Active Licensed or Registered Resident (In-State) and Nonresident (Out-of-State) Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, by Reporting State
  Active licensed or registered Data are as of
State Resident
pharmacists
Nonresident
pharmacists
Resident
pharmacy
technicians
Nonresident
pharmacy
technicians
 
Alabama 5,827 2,747 11,019 291 12/31/2015
Arizona 6,768 4,001 18,727 212 01/01/2016
Arkansas 3,507 2,250 7,373 260a 02/05/2016
California 35,111 5,578 72,133 1,364 01/01/2016
Colorado 974b 999b 0c 0 01/01/2016
Connecticutd - - - -  
Delaware 2,078 2,078 -e -e 01/01/2016
District of Columbia 264 1,414 - - 02/25/2016
Floridaf 22,072 7,940 34,462 312 06/30/2015
Georgia 13,771 0g 19,855 0a 02/15/2016
Guam 99 -h 117 -h 09/30/2015
Hawaii 1,405 1,103 0e 0e 01/26/2016
Idaho 1,447 1,068 2,672 143 01/01/2016
Illinois 14,109 5,423 38,161 1,875 03/11/2016
Iowa 3,569 2,523 5,369 353 01/01/2016
Kansasi 3,840j 1,524 7,600 100 01/01/2016
Kentucky 5,314 3,751 14,033 -a 01/01/2016
Louisiana 5,561 2,821 6,460 135 11/03/2015
Maine 2,045k - 2,379l - 01/01/2016
Maryland 6,792 4,115 8,643 555 12/30/2015
Massachusetts 11,900k 0 10,500 0a 01/01/2016
Michigan 9,902 -h -h -h 02/01/2016
Minnesota 6,088 1,969 9,607 280 07/01/2014
Mississippi 3,180 2,436 5,619 238 02/19/2016
Missouri 6,445 3,793 21,208 1,420 02/22/2016
Montana 1,211j, k 706 1,212l 36 01/01/2016
Nebraska 4,493k - 4,173l - 02/24/2016
Nevada 2,238 5,942 5,478 0 06/30/2014
New Hampshire 2,600 -g 3,000 0a 02/15/2016
New Jersey 11,890 4,638 16,597 555 01/01/2016
New Mexico 2,887 1,007 3,625 0 02/24/2016
New York 20,302 5,867 0e 0e 01/01/2016
North Carolina 11,570j 3,941 17,736c 0a 09/30/2015
North Dakota 1,134 1,057 978 - 01/01/2016
Ohio 13,884 5,313 -e -e 02/18/2016
Oklahoma 4,500 1,800 6,000 0 01/01/2016
Oregon 4,076 2,970 7,076l - 01/01/2016
Pennsylvania 23,234k - -e -e 01/01/2016
Rhode Island 2,157 0 1,613 0 01/01/2016
South Carolina 5,707 2,602 10,982 424 01/01/2016
South Dakota 1,220j 724 1,484c 55 10/31/2015
Tennessee 11,511k - 19,220l - 02/08/2016
Texas 24,353 5,997 40,924 937 09/01/2015
Utahd - - - -  
Vermont 2,415k - 4,080l - 01/01/2016
Virginia 8,161 4,780 12,163 614 01/01/2016
Washington 7,121 -g 8,692 -a 01/01/2016
West Virginia 2,330 2,450 6,554 0 09/01/2015
Wisconsin 6,109 2,419 0 0 01/01/2016
Wyoming 645 721 876 0 01/01/2016

Source: GAO survey of state pharmacy regulatory bodies, survey question 5. | GAO-17-363SP
Notes: GAO surveyed the state pharmacy regulatory bodies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all but 4 completed the survey.
aThese states reported they do not have a license or registration category for nonresident pharmacy technicians. The respondent from Arkansas also reported that this number represents pharmacy technicians that have an out-of-state mailing address. bThis state reported these numbers include active with conditions. cThese states reported they do not differentiate between active and inactive pharmacy technicians. dThese states did not report data. eThese states reported they do not license or register pharmacy technicians. fThis state reported these numbers do not include those defined as delinquent. gThese states reported they do not have a license or registration category for nonresident pharmacists. hThese states reported these data are unavailable or unknown. iThis state reported that these numbers are estimates. jThese states reported they do not differentiate between active and inactive pharmacists. kThese states reported they do not differentiate resident and nonresident pharmacists. lThese states reported they do not differentiate resident and nonresident pharmacy technicians.