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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
$63,190
25th Percentile Wage
$73,990
50th Percentile Wage
$86,860
75th Percentile Wage
$97,720
90th Percentile Wage
$116,690

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 $116,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid veterinarians is $63,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,8600.31%2.91%
201586,5901.03%-
201485,7000.64%-
201385,1500.96%-
201284,330--

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, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $98,190. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $85,210). For detailed veterinarians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$98,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$97,410
State government, including schools and hospitals
$88,020
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$87,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$87,040
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$86,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$85,210
Federal government, including USPS
$85,210

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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