Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $45K annually on average but can range from $31K to $61K per year. Overall cash earnings for Veterinary Practice Managers vary widely between $31K and $61K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and tenure are driving factors as well. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and roughly one in three claim dental coverage as well. Most Veterinary Practice Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,888 - $64,077
$34K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,534
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$14.02 - $24.88
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MEDIAN: $17.86
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$0$64K
Salary $33,888 - $64,077
Bonus $97.87 - $4,909
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,483
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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$30,857 - $60,974
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 344
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $14.02 - $24.88
Overtime $22.11 - $34.72
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $97.87 - $4,909
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,483
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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$30,857 - $60,974
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 222

Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Veterinary Practice Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Practice Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $53K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Practice Manager


For Veterinary Practice Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at VCA Antech; in fact, median earnings sit around $64K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Survey takers working as Veterinary Practice Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in veterinary technician, People Management, Office Management, and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Bookkeeping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Practice Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Practice Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Practice Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Practice Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 215 salaries. A Veterinary Practice Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,788

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

Milwaukee offers some of the highest pay in the country for Veterinary Practice Managers, 21 percent above the national average. Veterinary Practice Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent) and Austin (+3 percent). Tampa ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Practice Manager

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

veterinary technician
▲14%

People Management
▲13%

Office Management
▲5%

National Average
$43,000

Operations Management
▼2%

Client Interaction
▼2%






Bookkeeping
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 43%