Veterinarian Salary in the US

$83,670
per year
per month
$6,970
per month
per year
Bonus
$5,200/year
Bonus
$430/month

Veterinarian - Average Salary

The average salary for a Veterinarian is $83,670 per year ($6,970 per month), which is $30,180 (+56%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Veterinarian can expect an average starting salary of $62,350. The highest salaries can exceed $122,600.
$62,350
Low
$83,670
Average salary
$122,600
High
$5,200
Low
$6,970
Average salary
$10,220
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$74,100
$148,200
Salary$62,350 - 122,600
Bonus$0 - 25,600
Total Pay$62,350 - 148,200
$0
$6,180
$12,350
Salary$5,200 - 10,220
Bonus$0 - 2,130
Total Pay$5,200 - 12,350

Veterinarian Salary Range

Low
$62,350
Average salary
$83,670
Senior
$98,580
High
$122,600
Low
$5,200
Average salary
$6,970
Senior
$8,220
High
$10,220
Among Veterinarians in the US, Entry Level Veterinarians have the lowest salaries, while specialized professionals like Exotic Animal Veterinarians and Zoo Veterinarians enjoy the highest salaries.

Veterinarian - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Zoo Veterinarian$98K/year
+17% 
Exotic Animal Veterinarian$94K/year
+12% 
Equine Veterinarian$77K/year
 -8%
Entry Level Veterinarian$69K/year
 -18%

Veterinarian - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Veterinarian with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $68,840 per year. A mid career Veterinarian with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $76,750, while a Senior Veterinarian with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $92,575. Veterinarians with more than 20 years of experience earn $95,260 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Veterinarian

Late Career▲ +14%
Senior▲ +11%
Average Salary$83,670/year
Mid Career▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
80%
Male
20%

Veterinarian - Jobs by Location

Veterinarian - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Veterinarian jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Veterinarian

How much does a Veterinarian make in the US?
A Veterinarian in the US earns an average of $83,670 gross per year, which is about $6,970 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Veterinarian updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Veterinarian in the US?
The starting salary of a Veterinarian in the US is around $62,350 gross per year. Entry Level Veterinarians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Veterinarian in the US?
The highest salary of a Veterinarian in the US can reach and exceed $122,600 gross per year. Exotic Animal Veterinarians and Zoo Veterinarians usually have the highest salaries.
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