Average Veterinarian Salary in South Africa

Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
ZAR 342k
ZAR 496k
ZAR 794k

The average salary for a Veterinarian is R496,069 in 2024

Base Salary
R342k - R794k
R4k - R131k
R0 - R20k
Total Pay
R349k - R844k
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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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FAQs About Veterinarians

What is the highest pay for Veterinarians?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Veterinarian is ZAR 794k / year

What is the lowest pay for Veterinarians?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Veterinarian is ZAR 342k / year

How can Veterinarians increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Veterinarian is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Veterinarian that oversees more junior Veterinarians, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.