Associate Veterinarian Salary

Associate Veterinarians in the United States pull down an average of $74K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Associate Veterinarians can bottom out near $60K or peak near $104K depending on individual performance. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Associate Veterinarians are female. The greater part enjoy medical while one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one in five. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,098 - $95,879
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$74K
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MEDIAN: $74,281
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$26.30 - $66.10
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$0$103K
Salary $59,098 - $95,879
Bonus $517 - $15,142
Profit Sharing $2,959 - $19,866
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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$60,126 - $103,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 348
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $26.30 - $66.10
Overtime $49.03
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $517 - $15,142
Commission $2,451 - $30,220
Profit Sharing $2,959 - $19,866
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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$60,126 - $103,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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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


Associate Veterinarians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Preventative Medicine and Oral / Verbal Communication. Competency in Acupuncture frequently indicates knowledge of Medicine / Surgery.

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 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$77,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲2%

Acupuncture
▲1%

National Average
$77,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Preventative Medicine
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 31%
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