Veterinary Surgeon Salary

A Veterinary Surgeon earns an average salary of $95,382 per year. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,149 - $154,405
$39K
$94K
$150K
MEDIAN: $94,210
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50%
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$10.21 - $58.72
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$34
$59
MEDIAN: $34.18
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$0$154K
Salary $39,149 - $154,405
Bonus $78.30 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $150.00
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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$33,553 - $154,105
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $10.21 - $58.72
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $1.64 - $50.51
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $78.30 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $150.00
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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$33,553 - $154,105
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Veterinary Surgeon

Like human doctors, veterinarians often have specialties or areas of expertise. If an animal has a serious injury or needs a tricky operation, a veterinarian surgeon is called upon. To qualify for this position, students need to engage in extra training after they graduate from veterinary school. They must complete at least a one-year internship and a three-year residency program. While participating in this training, there are stringent requirements that students must meet. They must take on certain types of cases and volumes of work, in addition to submitting research to be published in a scientific journal. There is also, of course, a thorough examination to test the students’ knowledge before completion of the residency. Upon finishing the residency and passing the exam, students then become board-certified surgeons.

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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.

Veterinary Surgeon Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Surgeon

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 19 salaries. A Veterinary Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 18 salaries.

Veterinary Surgeon Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Surgeon?

Veterinary Surgeon in Bristol:
Think carefully. Hoghly stressful.

Veterinary Surgeon in Adelaide:
Pros: Work people. Higher suppoet.
Cons: After hours. Impersonality. Higher education funding lacking.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Surgeon

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 28%
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