Average Veterinary Surgeon Salary

$97,564
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,043
Bonus
$110,000
Commission
$1,111
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Veterinary Surgeon is $97,564.
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$51k
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$98k
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$176k
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MEDIAN $97,564
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Salary
$51k - $176k
Bonus
$99 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Commission
$79k - $132k
Total Pay
$46k - $188k

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Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

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.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Surgeon

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

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeon

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 $78,274 based on 57 salaries. An early career Veterinary Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,898 based on 116 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,231 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,653 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $141,000.
Employees with Veterinary Surgeon in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 84.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (43.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (28.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 313 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.2%
Early Career
37.1%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
9.6%