Entry-Level Veterinarian Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Veterinarians is around $69K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Veterinarians range from $48K on the low end to $96K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $19K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by around one in three. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Veterinarians making up 76 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,767 - $90,612
(Median)
$49K
$69K
$91K
MEDIAN: $69,011
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$12.60 - $55.36
(Median)
$13
$35
$55
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,767 - $90,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $18,965  
Commission
$2,948 - $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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$48,446 - $96,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $55.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$0.00 - $70.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
   
Commission
$2,948 - $29,748  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $18,965  
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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$48,446 - $96,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,096

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Veterinarians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Veterinarians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 3 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

Veterinarian Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Veterinarian in Manvel:
"Veterinary Services."
Follow your gut feelings. Try new things. Keep up with continuing education, as medical treatments & protocols are always changing. Educate your clients on preventative care.

Veterinarian in Houston:
"Dealing with pet owners can be difficult."
Do an internship to increase confidence if you graduate under-confident.

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Skills That Affect Veterinarian Salaries


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National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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