Associate Veterinarian Salary

The average Associate Veterinarian in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $75K annually. Total cash compensation to Associate Veterinarians bottoms out near $60K and approaches $105K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. Female Associate Veterinarians far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Associate Veterinarians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and nearly one in four earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,339 - $97,665
$59K
$75K
$98K
MEDIAN: $74,851
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50%
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$26.98 - $68.89
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$45
$69
MEDIAN: $45.20
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$0$105K
Salary $59,339 - $97,665
Bonus $509 - $17,232
Profit Sharing $3,020 - $10,137
Commission $2,891 - $31,094
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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$60,725 - $105,696
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $26.98 - $68.89
Overtime $49.03
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $509 - $17,232
Commission $2,891 - $31,094
Profit Sharing $3,020 - $10,137
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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$60,725 - $105,696
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Associate Veterinarian

Associate veterinarian positions are available at many pet hospitals, veterinary clinics, and veterinarians' offices. Requirements for these jobs often vary based on the size of the hospital, the pay level, and demand for the position. However, educational requirements generally include a doctor of veterinary medicine degree or equivalent. Many positions also require a license with state veterinary boards, and some jobs require a license with the Drug Enforcement Agency as well. Previous veterinary experience is generally required or preferred.

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Associate Veterinarian Tasks

  • Examine animals to detect and determine health, injury, or illnesses.
  • Counsel pet owners around treatment and diagnosis, and perform euthanization 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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Popular Skills for Associate Veterinarian


Professional skills reported by Associate Veterinarians are few in number. Most notably, skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Acupuncture, Medicine / Surgery, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Preventative Medicine, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Medicine / Surgery. Many workers who know Acupuncture also know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Veterinarian

Pay by Experience for an Associate Veterinarian has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Veterinarian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 234 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Veterinarian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Associate Veterinarian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 54 salaries. An Associate Veterinarian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Associate Veterinarian

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$78,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Associate Veterinarian Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲1%

Acupuncture
▼0%

National Average
$78,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Preventative Medicine
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 31%
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