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Veterinarians Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians among Missouri metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinarians in Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,570
25th Percentile Wage
$69,360
50th Percentile Wage
$88,590
75th Percentile Wage
$105,180
90th Percentile Wage
$128,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,590
10.46% 11.06%
2016
$79,320
-2.21% -
2015
$81,070
4.18% -
2014
$77,680
-7.96% -
2013
$83,860
6.05% -
2012
$78,790
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Missouri ranges from $60,650 to $106,940. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Missouri is Joplin with a median annual salary of $106,940. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $93,270). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Joplin
$106,940
St Louis
$93,270
Kansas City
$92,270
Springfield
$91,790
St Joseph
$88,150
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$85,250
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$78,970
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$78,590
Columbia
$73,940
Jefferson City
$72,330
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$63,240
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$60,650




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