Salary for Veterinarians

Also known as:  Animal Pathologist, Animal Surgeon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Equine Veterinarian, Large Animal Veterinarian, Poultry Pathologist, Public Health Veterinarian, Small Animal Veterinarian, Veterinary Medicine Scientist helps agriculture and food professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The work of a veterinarian is to prevent, diagnose, and treat animal illnesses and injuries. They may specialize in the treatment of specific species, or provide care to a wide range of animals. In addition to treating illnesses, performing surgeries, and treating injuries by setting fractures or dressing wounds, these professionals prescribe medications for animals, operate diagnostic equipment, and may lead or be a part of public education campaigns regarding diseases that can be spread from animals to humans and vice versa. They may also euthanize animals. A doctoral or professional degree is required for this field.

A Veterinarian will most likely earn salaries on a scale from 72000 to 108000 based on experience. Veterinarians get wages of Ninety Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Veterinarians are paid most highly in New Jersey, where they can receive average job salaries of just about $117170. People holding this job title can obtain the highest compensation in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they receive average compensation of $122820.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 23.23 percent nationwide in that time.
Veterinarians tend to make the most in the following industries
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $122,820
Health Care and Social Assistance $118,420
Manufacturing $108,720
Public Administration $99,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $92,640
Other Services (except Public Administration) $82,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $69,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $71,410
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $73,330
Educational Services $74,790
Other Services (except Public Administration) $82,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $92,640