The average salary for a Veterinarian in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$70,103 per year.

AU$49,345 - AU$97,023
AU$49K
AU$68K
AU$97K
MEDIAN: AU$68,243
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50%
90%
AU$26.94 - AU$47.89
AU$27
AU$36
AU$48
MEDIAN: AU$36.04
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$97K
Salary AU$49,345 - AU$97,023
Bonus AU$3,250
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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AU$50,863 - AU$97,219
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 80
Hourly Data AU$0AU$47
Hourly Rate AU$26.94 - AU$47.89
Overtime AU$38.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$97K
Bonus AU$3,250
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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AU$50,863 - AU$97,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Veterinarian

A veterinarian performs a wide variety of services related to animal health; the work is usually done at a private practice, though it can occur at a facility such as an animal care and control center or a zoo. Some common services that are performed by veterinarians are check ups, vaccinations, administering medicine, spaying and neutering, and other surgeries. For veterinarians who work with pets, the veterinarian communicates regularly with owners on how to best provide care and discusses any needed services such as surgery or medication. Preventative care is an important part of the job to ensure long-term animal health. Other services may be offered by the facility where the veterinarian practices (such as grooming), and though veterinarians do not typically perform these services, they may recommend them. A veterinarian also has management duties, overseeing assistants who help them carry out some tasks.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinarian

Pay by Experience for a Veterinarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 7 salaries. A Veterinarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Veterinarian

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Veterinarian Salaries

▲40%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 87%