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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 amongst Florida metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,480
25th Percentile Wage
$71,650
50th Percentile Wage
$94,590
75th Percentile Wage
$123,250
90th Percentile Wage
$166,240

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 $166,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.67
25th Percentile Wage
$34.45
50th Percentile Wage
$45.48
75th Percentile Wage
$59.25
90th Percentile Wage
$79.92

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinarians in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.92. The median hourly salary is $45.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,5901.90%5.80%
201592,7903.44%-
201489,600-5.92%-
201394,9006.11%-
201289,100--

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 $71,480 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 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $71,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$177,160
Palm Coast
$166,730
Naples-Marco Island
$128,830
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$122,000
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$114,800
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$114,590
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$106,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$102,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$101,920
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$98,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$95,830
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$90,350
Gainesville
$80,260
Tallahassee
$79,700
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$78,550
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$76,340
Port St Lucie
$76,250
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$75,890
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$75,520
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$73,560
Ocala
$72,160
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$71,480


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