Average Veterinarian Salary in Australia

AU$65,679
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$4,096
Bonus
AU$6,000
Commission
AU$3,439
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in Australia is AU$65,679.
10%
AU$50k
MEDIAN
AU$66k
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AU$90k
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Salary
AU$50k - AU$90k
Bonus
AU$225 - AU$17k
Profit Sharing
AU$523 - AU$4k
Commission
AU$1k - AU$20k
Total Pay
AU$51k - AU$98k

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Job Description for Veterinarian

Veterinarian Tasks
  • Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
  • Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform authorization when required.
  • Administer vaccinations and collect samples for testing for pathogens or diseases.
  • Provide immediate treatment and care including diagnosis, prescriptions, and/or advice and behavior changes.

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Popular Skills for Veterinarian

Skills in Medicine / Surgery, General Surgery, Preventative Medicine and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internal Medicine.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarian

An entry-level Veterinarian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$53,626 based on 47 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,016 based on 321 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$74,754 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,636 based on 115 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$90,516.
Employees with Veterinarian in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (2.3% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (4.8% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.3% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 697 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
46.1%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
9.5%

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