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Veterinarians Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of veterinarians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare veterinarians salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Veterinarians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,430
25th Percentile Wage
$76,980
50th Percentile Wage
$89,010
75th Percentile Wage
$100,310
90th Percentile Wage
$119,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $119,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid veterinarians is $69,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,010
2.42% 5.26%
2016
$86,860
0.31% -
2015
$86,590
1.03% -
2014
$85,700
0.64% -
2013
$85,150
0.96% -
2012
$84,330
- -

Compare Veterinarians Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of veterinarians in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $96,830. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $86,610). For detailed veterinarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$96,830
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$96,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$90,680
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$89,010
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$89,010
State government, including schools and hospitals
$88,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$86,610
Federal government, including USPS
$86,610

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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