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Veterinarians Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians among Florida areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinarians in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,270
25th Percentile Wage
$62,690
50th Percentile Wage
$89,060
75th Percentile Wage
$120,310
90th Percentile Wage
$159,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $159,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,060
-6.21% -0.04%
2016
$94,590
1.90% -
2015
$92,790
3.44% -
2014
$89,600
-5.92% -
2013
$94,900
6.11% -
2012
$89,100
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Florida ranges from $62,000 to $177,160. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $177,160. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Palm Coast (mean annual salary $166,730). The lowest paying area is Ocala with a median annual salary of $62,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$177,160
Palm Coast
$166,730
Naples-Marco Island
$127,550
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$123,390
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$109,660
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$107,910
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$99,340
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$97,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$95,830
Tallahassee
$94,170
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$93,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$90,760
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$89,690
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$88,110
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$87,220
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$86,060
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$84,320
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$83,510
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$81,270
Punta Gorda
$76,210
Gainesville
$74,450
Port St Lucie
$71,690
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$66,360
Ocala
$62,000




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