Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary

Average Entry-Level Veterinarians make around $68K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Veterinarians, overall cash earnings stretch from $48K near the bottom to $94K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $10K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $15K, along with commissions approaching $26K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Veterinarians survey respondents are women (75 percent). Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Veterinarians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,149 - $89,218
(Median)
$48K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,870
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$14.89 - $57.48
(Median)
$15
$35
$57
MEDIAN: $35.00
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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
$48,149 - $89,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,286  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $15,319  
Commission
$2,959 - $25,760  
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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$47,780 - $94,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,621
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $57.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.66  
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 - $10,286  
   
Commission
$2,959 - $25,760  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $15,319  
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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$47,780 - $94,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Veterinarian


Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — VCA Antech offers the lowest median salary at $70K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $61K and $123K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Veterinarians that is 30 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Veterinarians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), Charlotte (+8 percent), and Phoenix (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Denver (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinarian Salaries

Emergency Medicine
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Medicine / Surgery
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General Surgery
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Preventative Medicine
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Surgery
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Acupuncture
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Internal Medicine
0%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

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