Veterinarian salary in United States
How much does a Veterinarian make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a veterinarian is $118,369 per year in the United States. 12.3k salaries reported, updated at August 16, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Veterinarians in United States
Highest paying cities for Veterinarians in United States
Where can a Veterinarian earn more?Compare salaries for Veterinarians in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Veterinarians
Laboratory Experienceearn +14.68% more
The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 28.36% since 2018. Veterinarians with this skill earn +14.68% more than the average base salary, which is $118,369 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||200||increase by 200|
|2013||457||increase by 128.50%|
|2014||662||increase by 44.86%|
|2015||400||decrease by 39.58%|
|2016||446||increase by 11.50%|
|2017||278||decrease by 37.67%|
|2018||335||increase by 20.50%|
|2019||240||decrease by 28.36%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Veterinarians
- 401(k) matching
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Gym membership
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- License reimbursement
- Life insurance
- Loan assistance
- Loan repayment program
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Pet insurance
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Uniform allowance
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 347 ratings
64% of Veterinarians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Veterinarian
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a veterinarian?
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Do veterinarians get paid more than doctors?
No, doctors earn higher average salaries than veterinarians.