Associate Veterinarian Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Associate Veterinarian is $69,986 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Associate Veterinarian Total Pay (?
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$49,428 - $92,798
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MEDIAN: $69,985
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Associate Veterinarian Total Pay (?
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$27.85 - $63.62
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,428 - $92,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $22,300  
Commission
$2,043 - $37,191  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,402 - $102,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.85 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $67.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
   
Commission
$2,043 - $37,191  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $22,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,402 - $102,490  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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Job Description for Associate Veterinarian

Associate veterinarian positions are available at many pet hospitals, veterinary clinics, and veterinarians' offices. Requirements for these jobs often vary based on the size of the hospital, the pay level, and demand for the position. However, educational requirements generally include a doctor of veterinary medicine degree or equivalent. Many positions also require a license with state veterinary boards, and some jobs require a license with the Drug Enforcement Agency as well. Previous veterinary experience is generally required or preferred.
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Associate Veterinarian Tasks
  • Administer vaccinations and collect samples for testing for pathogens or diseases.
  • Provide immediate treatment and care including diagnosis, prescriptions, and/or advice and behavior changes.
  • Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
  • Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform euthanization when required.

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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Veterinarian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%
National Average
$73,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 33%
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