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Average Veterinarian Salary in New Zealand

NZ$78,583
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NZ$5,109
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in New Zealand is NZ$78,583.
10%
NZ$58k
MEDIAN
NZ$79k
90%
NZ$109k
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NZ$58k - NZ$109k
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NZ$151 - NZ$15k
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NZ$58k - NZ$113k
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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.

Career Paths

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Veterinarian
Veterinary Surgeon
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

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

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 NZ$59,183 based on 10 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$71,462 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$85,840 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$98,746 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$112,424.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 233 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
12.0%

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