C$75,149
Avg. Salary
C$40.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,048

Bonus

C$10,113

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Veterinarian is C$40.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Veterinarian is C$75,149 per year.

10%
C$18.50
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C$40.49
50%
C$60.85
90%
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MEDIAN C$40.49
10%
C$52k
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C$75k
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C$96k
90%
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MEDIAN C$75,149
C$52,096 - C$95,616
C$52K
C$75K
C$96K
MEDIAN: C$75,149
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90%
C$18.50 - C$60.85
C$19
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MEDIAN: C$40.49
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90%
C$0C$105K
Salary C$52,096 - C$95,616
Bonus C$489 - C$14,453
Commission C$10,113
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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C$50,692 - C$105,639
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 377
Hourly Data C$0C$69
Hourly Rate C$18.50 - C$60.85
Hourly Tips C$2.86
Overtime C$10.14 - C$69.04
Annual Data C$0C$105K
Bonus C$489 - C$14,453
Commission C$10,113
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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C$50,692 - C$105,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

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.

Veterinarian Job Listings

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 C$70,000 based on 147 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 C$81,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$87,000 based on 44 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 C$83,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

-9%

National Average: C$77,827

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Veterinarian Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinarian?

Veterinarian in Pembroke:
"Be cautious."
Be cautious of the contract you are entering into.

Veterinarian in Halifax:
Very stressful, long hours, pay is low for the amount of work and stress involved.

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Key Stats for Veterinarian

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Veterinarian Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲6%

▲4%

National Average
C$78,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 35%