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Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary

Average Entry-Level Veterinarians make around $67K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Veterinarians, total cash compensation ranges from $47K on the lower end to $93K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $10K and profit sharing that approaches $12K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $25K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Most Entry-Level Veterinarians report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Veterinarians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,910 - $88,481
(Median)
$47K
$67K
$88K
MEDIAN: $67,094
10%
50%
90%

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$15.54 - $55.86
(Median)
$16
$35
$56
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
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
$46,910 - $88,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,215  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
Commission
$1,150 - $25,283  
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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$46,777 - $93,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,593
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
$15.54 - $55.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $70.00  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,215  
   
Commission
$1,150 - $25,283  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
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).
)
$46,777 - $93,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinarian Salaries

Emergency Medicine
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General Surgery
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Preventative Medicine
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Acupuncture
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Medicine / Surgery
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Surgery
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 28%