Average Late-Career Veterinarian Salary

$95,041
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,375
Bonus
$19,518
Commission
$12,513
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The average salary for a Late-Career Veterinarian is $95,041.
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$61k
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$95k
90%
$146k
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$61k - $146k
Bonus
$493 - $25k
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$158 - $76k
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$2k - $36k
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$66k - $160k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

Skills in Medicine / Surgery and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Preventative Medicine.

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 $73,964 based on 553 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,796 based on 1,547 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,612 based on 828 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,212 based on 735 salaries.
Employees with Veterinarian in their job title in Santa Rosa, California earn an average of 47.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.8% more) and Miami, Florida (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,663 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.1%
Early Career
42.2%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
20.1%