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Highest Paying Cities for Veterinarians

The top 100 highest paying cities for veterinarians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of veterinarians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $177,160, Jacksonville, Florida is the highest paying city for veterinarians. It is followed by Springfield, Massachusetts (average annual salary $177,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of veterinarians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Veterinarians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Jacksonville, Florida
$177,160
230
2 Springfield, Massachusetts
$177,140
250
3 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$176,260
160
4 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$168,420
120
5 Palm Coast, Florida
$166,730
30
6 Reading, Pennsylvania
$145,860
90
7 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$145,110
60
8 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$133,300
40
9 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$132,050
720
10 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$129,080
580
11 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$128,830
50
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$128,750
1,310
13 Sussex County, Delaware
$126,580
40
14 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$124,080
60
15 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$124,070
2,950
16 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$122,570
630
17 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$122,000
130
18 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$120,490
200
19 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$118,930
40
20 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$118,630
250
21 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$118,120
260
22 Kingston, New York
$117,850
50
23 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$117,720
60
24 Utica-Rome, New York
$117,580
40
25 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$117,530
350
26 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$117,250
130
27 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$117,240
350
28 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$116,830
170
29 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$116,160
400
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$115,990
1,710
31 Honolulu, Hawaii
$115,740
100
32 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$115,580
510
33 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$114,800
100
34 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$114,770
200
35 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$114,590
90
36 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$114,320
290
37 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$114,300
830
38 Dayton, Ohio
$114,240
200
39 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$114,140
120
40 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$113,780
1,200
41 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$113,720
80
42 Nashua, New Hampshire
$113,280
60
43 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$113,180
50
44 Asheville, North Carolina
$113,160
160
45 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$113,010
200
46 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$112,260
570
47 Salinas, California
$112,230
80
48 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$111,580
40
49 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$110,920
790
50 Prescott, Arizona
$110,780
70
51 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$109,620
1,440
52 Toledo, Ohio
$109,360
150
53 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$108,960
90
54 Columbia, South Carolina
$108,750
180
55 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$108,640
80
56 Roanoke, Virginia
$108,170
100
57 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$108,040
960
58 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$107,940
1,580
59 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$107,570
900
60 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$107,110
780
61 Wilmington, New Jersey
$106,790
130
62 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$106,530
180
63 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$106,360
310
64 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$106,340
460
65 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$105,490
40
66 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$105,380
290
67 Redding, California
$105,350
60
68 Camden, New Jersey
$104,560
280
69 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$104,410
290
70 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$104,070
210
71 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$102,910
1,240
72 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$102,760
1,320
73 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$102,700
840
74 Chico, California
$102,640
50
75 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$102,070
30
76 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$102,020
550
77 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$101,920
270
78 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$101,790
210
79 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$101,660
30
80 Syracuse, New York
$101,020
160
81 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$100,990
90
82 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$100,960
80
83 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$100,190
50
84 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$100,150
280
85 Bellingham, Washington
$100,140
50
86 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$100,130
220
87 Dover, Delaware
$99,730
40
88 Monroe, Michigan
$99,630
50
89 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$99,610
70
90 El Paso, Texas
$99,580
90
91 Bangor, Maine
$99,140
50
92 Monroe, Louisiana
$99,070
30
93 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$98,960
140
94 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$98,940
430
95 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$98,880
80
96 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
$98,820
40
97 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$98,510
30
98 Lebanon, Pennsylvania
$97,900
40
99 New Haven, Connecticut
$97,780
110
100 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$97,700
410
See also: Highest paying industries for veterinarians.