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Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary

Entry-Level Veterinarians can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Veterinarians — including $10K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $47K to $94K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. For the most part, Entry-Level Veterinarians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Veterinarians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$47,585 - $88,738
(Median)
$48K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,346
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50%
90%

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$15.26 - $57.97
(Median)
$15
$35
$58
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
$47,585 - $88,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,273  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $11,745  
Commission
$800 - $25,602  
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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$47,242 - $93,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,600
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
$15.26 - $57.97  
   
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 - $10,273  
   
Commission
$800 - $25,602  
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).
)
$47,242 - $93,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinarian Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 16%

General Surgery
up arrow 3%

Acupuncture
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Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Preventative Medicine
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Surgery
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 28%
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