The average pay for a Veterinarian in San Diego, California is $85,964 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$44,839 - $112,824
(Median)
$45K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,963
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$44,839 - $112,824  
   
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$6,500  
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$45,009 - $115,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Veterinarian Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Veterinarian Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 8%

National Average
$88,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 9%

General Surgery
up arrow 9%

Preventative Medicine
up arrow 14%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 19%

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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