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Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary

Entry-Level Veterinarians can expect to earn an average of $66K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Veterinarians stretch from $45K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Veterinarians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$45,231 - $87,922
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$88K
MEDIAN: $65,920
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$14.71 - $57.44
(Median)
$15
$35
$57
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,231 - $87,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,190  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$614 - $29,748  
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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$45,113 - $93,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $57.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $71.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,190  
   
Commission
$614 - $29,748  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $11,000  
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).
)
$45,113 - $93,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinarian Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 17%

Acupuncture
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Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Preventative Medicine
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General Surgery
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Internal Medicine
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Surgery
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National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 307 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 28%