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Average Veterinarian Salary in Australia

AU$66,090
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$4,045
Bonus
AU$5,896
Commission
AU$2,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in Australia is AU$66,090.
10%
A$51k
MEDIAN
A$66k
90%
A$91k
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AU$51k - AU$91k
Bonus
AU$201 - AU$15k
Profit Sharing
AU$983 - AU$5k
Commission
AU$990 - AU$20k
Total Pay
AU$53k - AU$100k
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What Do Veterinarians Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinarian

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarians?

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$56,135 based on 62 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,763 based on 323 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,871 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$80,548 based on 95 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$88,660.
Employees with Veterinarian in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (1.9% more) and Geelong, Victoria (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (5.4% less), Melbourne, Victoria (1.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 706 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
45.8%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
13.5%
Late Career
9.8%

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