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Highest Paying Industries for Veterinarians

The top 45 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $118,750, employment services is the highest paying industry for veterinarians. It is followed by administrative and support services industry (average annual salary $118,750). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of veterinarians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 45 Highest Paying Industries for Veterinarians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Employment Services
$118,750
n/a
2 Administrative and Support Services
$118,750
n/a
3 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$118,750
n/a
4 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$117,130
260
5 Scientific Research and Development Services
$117,130
260
6 Wholesale Trade
$106,420
140
7 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$99,910
60
8 Hospitals - Privately owned
$99,440
50
9 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$98,930
80
10 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$98,170
50
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$98,170
50
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$94,760
60
13 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$93,530
70
14 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$92,090
210
15 Other Personal Services
$92,030
230
16 Personal and Laundry Services
$92,030
230
17 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$91,720
240
18 Health Care and Social Assistance
$91,300
100
19 Spectator Sports
$89,620
50
20 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$89,620
50
21 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$89,450
920
22 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$88,810
700
23 Social Advocacy Organizations
$88,620
670
24 Federal government, including USPS
$88,030
1,200
25 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$88,030
1,200
26 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,750
57,820
27 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$87,730
40
28 Veterinary Services
$87,680
57,530
29 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,680
57,540
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$85,700
2,110
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,700
2,110
32 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$85,660
2,640
33 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$80,740
290
34 Educational Services
$78,610
780
35 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$77,960
750
36 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$77,830
490
37 Educational Services - State government owned
$77,450
500
38 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$77,260
220
39 State government, including schools and hospitals
$76,520
1,190
40 Educational Services - Privately owned
$76,430
260
41 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$76,400
690
42 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$75,790
250
43 Manufacturing
$71,250
100
44 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$60,200
n/a
45 Chemical Manufacturing
$60,200
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for veterinarians.