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Average Veterinarian Salary in South Africa

R495,895
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R37,771
Bonus
R25,025
Commission
R50,000
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The average salary for a Veterinarian in South Africa is R495,895.
10%
ZAR 323k
MEDIAN
ZAR 496k
90%
ZAR 747k
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R323k - R747k
Bonus
R5k - R92k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R50k
Commission
R20k - R40k
Total Pay
R325k - R826k
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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Veterinarian. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Veterinarian
Veterinary Surgeon
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinarians?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, General Surgery and Medicine / Surgery.

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 R440,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Veterinarian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R447,352 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Veterinarian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R536,209 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Veterinarian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R589,321 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R773,498.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 223 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
43.0%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
9.9%

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