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Veterinarians Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians among Washington cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,450
25th Percentile Wage
$71,560
50th Percentile Wage
$84,820
75th Percentile Wage
$105,710
90th Percentile Wage
$125,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.02
25th Percentile Wage
$34.40
50th Percentile Wage
$40.78
75th Percentile Wage
$50.82
90th Percentile Wage
$60.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinarians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.27. The median hourly salary is $40.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,820-1.41%6.13%
201586,0205.13%-
201481,610-0.47%-
201381,9902.89%-
201279,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Washington ranges from $67,540 to $100,140. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $100,140. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $92,200). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$100,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$92,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$89,360
Olympia
$88,880
Bremerton-Silverdale
$84,590
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$84,300
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$81,540
Spokane
$81,270
Tacoma
$79,380
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$79,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$77,010
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$67,540


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