A Veterinary Surgeon earns an average salary of AU$70,686 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$49,205 - AU$102,477
AU$49K
AU$67K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$67,301
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50%
90%
AU$24.28 - AU$51.36
AU$24
AU$39
AU$51
MEDIAN: AU$39.15
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$106K
Salary AU$49,205 - AU$102,477
Bonus AU$498 - AU$10,033
Profit Sharing AU$40,000
Commission AU$5,000
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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AU$49,461 - AU$106,591
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 175
Hourly Data AU$0AU$116
Hourly Rate AU$24.28 - AU$51.36
Overtime AU$25.76 - AU$116
Annual Data AU$0AU$106K
Bonus AU$498 - AU$10,033
Commission AU$5,000
Profit Sharing AU$40,000
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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AU$49,461 - AU$106,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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.

Veterinary Surgeon Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeon

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 37 salaries. A Veterinary Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$83,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$71,548

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Key Stats for Veterinary Surgeon

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

▲18%

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
AU$72,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 89%