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Average Veterinary Surgeon Salary in United Kingdom

£34,559
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,981
Bonus
£2,270
Commission
£2,500
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The average salary for a Veterinary Surgeon in United Kingdom is £34,559.
10%
£27k
MEDIAN
£35k
90%
£47k
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£27k - £47k
Bonus
£447 - £6k
Profit Sharing
£0 - £3k
Commission
£204 - £11k
Total Pay
£27k - £49k
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What Do Veterinary Surgeons Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Surgeon

The top respondents for the job title Veterinary Surgeon are from the companies Vets4Pets, C.V.S. and Companion Care. Reported salaries are highest at Companion Care where the average pay is £39,452. Vets4Pets pays the lowest at around £34,238.

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinary Surgeons?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeons?

An entry-level Veterinary Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £29,246 based on 51 salaries. An early career Veterinary Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32,522 based on 525 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £37,699 based on 273 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £42,042 based on 189 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £43,104.
Employees with Veterinary Surgeon in their job title in Norwich, England: Norfolk earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (6.8% more) and Southampton, England: Hampshire (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (6.2% less) and Truro, England: Cornwall (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,127 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
7.9%

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