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What is the average salary for Veterinarians in the United States?

Veterinarians earn an average hourly wage of $47.23. Hourly wages typically start from $25.25 and go up to $75.67. Veterinarians earn an average salary of $98,230 per year. Salaries typically start from $52,530 and go up to $157,390.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Veterinarians in the United States earn:

$75.67 an hour $157,390 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Veterinarians in the United States earn:

$55.44 an hour $115,310 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Veterinarians in the United States earn:

$42.11 an hour $87,590 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Veterinarians in the United States earn:

$33.11 an hour $68,860 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Veterinarians in the United States earn:

$25.25 an hour $52,530 per year

Historical salary for Veterinarians in the United States

Veterinarian salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Veterinarian Salary in Delaware $61.89 $128,740 # 1
Veterinarian Salary in New Jersey $57.81 $120,240 # 2
Veterinarian Salary in Connecticut $57.54 $119,670 # 3
Veterinarian Salary in New York $57.19 $118,950 # 4
Veterinarian Salary in California $56.83 $118,210 # 5
Veterinarian Salary in Pennsylvania $55.79 $116,040 # 6
Veterinarian Salary in Hawaii $55.69 $115,840 # 7
Veterinarian Salary in Rhode Island $55.19 $114,790 # 8
Veterinarian Salary in Virginia $54.26 $112,850 # 9
Veterinarian Salary in Oklahoma $51.54 $107,200 # 10
Veterinarian Salary in Massachusetts $51.51 $107,140 # 11
Veterinarian Salary in Texas $50.78 $105,620 # 12
Veterinarian Salary in Maryland $50.20 $104,410 # 13
Veterinarian Salary in Michigan $47.88 $99,600 # 14
Veterinarian Salary in District of Columbia $46.67 $97,080 # 15
Veterinarian Salary in New Hampshire $45.95 $95,570 # 16
Veterinarian Salary in Florida $45.90 $95,470 # 17
Veterinarian Salary in Iowa $45.85 $95,360 # 18
Veterinarian Salary in Alaska $45.40 $94,440 # 19
Veterinarian Salary in Colorado $45.26 $94,150 # 20
Veterinarian Salary in Georgia $44.39 $92,340 # 21
Veterinarian Salary in North Carolina $44.29 $92,120 # 22
Veterinarian Salary in Wyoming $44.22 $91,980 # 23
Veterinarian Salary in Wisconsin $43.99 $91,500 # 24
Veterinarian Salary in Nevada $43.60 $90,680 # 25
Veterinarian Salary in Ohio $43.58 $90,660 # 26
Veterinarian Salary in Maine $43.52 $90,520 # 27
Veterinarian Salary in Arkansas $43.46 $90,390 # 28
Veterinarian Salary in South Carolina $43.31 $90,090 # 29
Veterinarian Salary in Indiana $42.84 $89,100 # 30
Veterinarian Salary in Illinois $42.52 $88,440 # 31
Veterinarian Salary in South Dakota $41.98 $87,310 # 32
Veterinarian Salary in Vermont $41.97 $87,300 # 33
Veterinarian Salary in Washington $41.65 $86,630 # 34
Veterinarian Salary in North Dakota $41.32 $85,940 # 35
Veterinarian Salary in Oregon $41.31 $85,920 # 36
Veterinarian Salary in Minnesota $40.30 $83,820 # 37
Veterinarian Salary in West Virginia $39.90 $82,980 # 38
Veterinarian Salary in Utah $39.84 $82,860 # 39
Veterinarian Salary in Tennessee $39.35 $81,840 # 40
Veterinarian Salary in Idaho $39.27 $81,690 # 41
Veterinarian Salary in New Mexico $39.22 $81,570 # 42
Veterinarian Salary in Mississippi $39.15 $81,440 # 43
Veterinarian Salary in Kentucky $39.12 $81,370 # 44
Veterinarian Salary in Arizona $38.69 $80,480 # 45
Veterinarian Salary in Nebraska $37.69 $78,400 # 46
Veterinarian Salary in Missouri $37.49 $77,980 # 47
Veterinarian Salary in Louisiana $37.33 $77,640 # 48
Veterinarian Salary in Alabama $36.13 $75,160 # 49
Veterinarian Salary in Kansas $35.26 $73,340 # 50
Veterinarian Salary in Montana $34.08 $70,880 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics