Associate Veterinarian Salary

Earnings for Associate Veterinarians in the United States come in at around $73K per year on average. Total incomes of Associate Veterinarians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $60K and $104K. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Women account for the majority of Associate Veterinarians who took the survey — 80 percent to be exact. A majority enjoy medical while just over a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Veterinarians. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$58,818 - $95,613
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $73,366
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$26.18 - $64.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,818 - $95,613  
   
Bonus
$961 - $15,340  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
Commission
$2,451 - $30,220  
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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$60,035 - $103,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $64.46  
   
Overtime
$48.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$961 - $15,340  
   
Commission
$2,451 - $30,220  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$60,035 - $103,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
  • Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform euthanization when required.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Associate Veterinarian


Survey results show that Associate Veterinarians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Acupuncture, Medicine / Surgery, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Preventative Medicine and Oral / Verbal Communication. Medicine / Surgery is a skill commonly found among those who know Acupuncture.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Veterinarian

Pay by Experience for an Associate Veterinarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Veterinarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Veterinarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Associate Veterinarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 54 salaries. An Associate Veterinarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate Veterinarian

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$77,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲3%

Acupuncture
▲2%

National Average
$77,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Preventative Medicine
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 32%
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