Veterinary Surgeon Salary

A Veterinary Surgeon earns an average salary of $89,994 per year. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$44,042 - $152,655
$44K
$90K
$150K
MEDIAN: $89,994
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$7.17 - $60.00
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$39
$60
MEDIAN: $39.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$44,042 - $152,655  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,729  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Commission
$70,000  
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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$38,967 - $154,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$7.17 - $60.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$1.64 - $50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,729  
   
Commission
$70,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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).
)
$38,967 - $154,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

Like human doctors, veterinarians often have specialties or areas of expertise. If an animal has a serious injury or needs a tricky operation, a veterinarian surgeon is called upon. To qualify for this position, students need to engage in extra training after they graduate from veterinary school. They must complete at least a one-year internship and a three-year residency program. While participating in this training, there are stringent requirements that students must meet. They must take on certain types of cases and volumes of work, in addition to submitting research to be published in a scientific journal. There is also, of course, a thorough examination to test the students’ knowledge before completion of the residency. Upon finishing the residency and passing the exam, students then become board-certified surgeons.

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Veterinary Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform surgery on small domestic animals or pets and/or farm animals.
  • May also perform research and / or teach courses at a veterinary school.
  • Specialize in advanced surgical procedures such as joint replacement, oncological surgery and complicated wound management.

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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Surgeon

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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