Associate Veterinarian Salary (United States)

An Associate Veterinarian earns an average salary of $69,567 per year. A skill in Internal Medicine is associated with high pay for this job. 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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$49,187 - $93,199
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MEDIAN: $69,566
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Associate Veterinarian Total Pay (?
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$30.30 - $64.34
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,187 - $93,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $20,273  
Commission
$2,027 - $35,652  
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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$51,265 - $102,477  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.30 - $64.34  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $68.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
   
Commission
$2,027 - $35,652  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $20,273  
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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$51,265 - $102,477  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
up arrow 8%
Houston
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National Average
$73,000
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Experience Affects Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Internal Medicine
up arrow 14%
Surgery
up arrow 7%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%
National Average
$73,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.
Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 33%
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