Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary
Median pay for Entry-Level Veterinarians lies in the neighborhood of $71K annually. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Veterinarians range from $49K on the low end to $97K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $12K and profit sharing that approaches $24K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $29K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most Entry-Level Veterinarians survey respondents are women (76 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Employees at Banfield, The Pet Hospital take home the smallest paychecks, and $81K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $69K and quickly nearing the top at only $96K.
Pay Difference by Location
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Veterinarians, 21 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Veterinarians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Miami (+14 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Pittsburgh and Boston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).