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Veterinarians Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians amongst Illinois 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,040.

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
6.43% 12.94%
-0.49% -
0.30% -
0.04% -
7.09% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Illinois ranges from $64,300 to $110,110. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $110,110. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Rockford (mean annual salary $95,250). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area


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