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Veterinarians Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of veterinarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare veterinarians salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Veterinarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,420
25th Percentile Wage
$59,630
50th Percentile Wage
$103,550
75th Percentile Wage
$136,230
90th Percentile Wage
$179,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) veterinarians is $179,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid veterinarians is $46,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016103,5507.56%1.64%
201595,7204.62%-
201491,3008.77%-
201383,290-22.28%-
2012101,850--

Compare Veterinarians Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of veterinarians in four industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for veterinarians occupations is the hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry with an annual salary $102,400. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $100,980). For detailed veterinarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$102,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$100,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$100,980
Hospitals - Privately owned
$100,980

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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