Veterinarian Salary

veterinarian-salary-chart.jpgVeterinarians research, treat, and diagnose animals’ injuries and/or illnesses.

Salary

The average salary of veterinarians is $96,140 a year. The lowest 10% earns about $53,270 annually while the top 10% earns at least $149,530 annually. The median salary is $86,640 a year.

The best industries for employment are professional, scientific, and technical services (54,640 employed, $96,510 average); federal executive branch (1,330 employed, $89,850 average); and colleges, universities, and professional schools (670 employed, $77,980 average). The top paying industry is scientific research and development services, paying $134,230 a year on average (310 employed).

The top three paying states are Hawaii ($122,150), Connecticut ($121,480), and New York ($115,350).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of veterinarians is expected to increase by 12% between 2012 and 2022, which is about average.

Veterinarian Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $38,720 $78,350 $114,450 $79,820
Alaska $63,040 $85,160 $114,430 $85,970
Arizona $44,180 $83,590 $116,940 $82,860
Arkansas $40,280 $83,160 $141,550 $87,580
California $56,360 $99,530 NA $113,660
Colorado $52,550 $78,120 $170,340 $94,950
Connecticut $67,440 $106,690 NA $121,480
Delaware $65,730 $99,720 $154,140 $109,650
Florida $57,020 $94,900 $148,480 $99,950
Georgia $37,010 $80,060 $117,100 $81,230
Hawaii $42,590 $97,490 NA $122,150
Idaho $37,700 $80,790 $124,060 $84,200
Illinois $50,120 $82,370 $137,040 $89,190
Indiana $56,000 $75,810 $147,050 $90,180
Iowa $48,520 $72,980 $123,370 $80,720
Kansas $52,320 $79,160 $102,600 $81,800
Kentucky $50,930 $74,420 $134,570 $84,660
Louisiana $38,260 $74,500 $110,850 $76,430
Maine $51,260 $77,040 $118,550 $84,950
Maryland $57,060 $93,720 $171,030 $106,030
Massachusetts $63,290 $94,670 $149,360 $100,680
Michigan $60,050 $90,230 $145,600 $101,020
Minnesota $60,120 $79,640 $95,290 $80,930
Mississippi $35,220 $70,520 $107,260 $74,450
Missouri $62,780 $83,860 $106,840 $82,470
Montana $33,390 $65,960 $94,530 $67,080
Nebraska $52,550 $79,510 $113,240 $80,600
Nevada $66,650 $88,640 $118,640 $90,040
New Hampshire $57,400 $88,970 $148,470 $98,030
New Jersey $47,180 $105,490 $169,290 $109,430
New Mexico $56,720 $73,740 $100,180 $76,360
New York $66,230 $101,090 $178,530 $115,350
North Carolina $48,390 $85,180 $144,410 $92,180
North Dakota $53,690 $75,330 $116,880 $82,920
Ohio $52,690 $86,980 $140,880 $95,010
Oklahoma $56,010 $74,290 $151,810 $88,090
Oregon $46,170 $82,060 $133,530 $88,120
Pennsylvania $64,500 $97,230 $186,780 $114,640
Rhode Island $69,490 $101,670 $137,700 $104,490
South Carolina $44,670 $88,020 $139,590 $92,910
South Dakota $49,940 $74,110 $155,210 $85,760
Tennessee $52,220 $79,110 $118,290 $87,790
Texas $54,000 $90,110 $173,730 $102,750
Utah $57,930 $80,500 $112,870 $81,800
Vermont $62,740 $84,780 $117,920 $88,630
Virginia $56,930 $89,550 $161,830 $100,050
Washington $53,400 $81,990 $130,190 $85,860
West Virginia $51,230 $79,060 $117,900 $87,510
Wisconsin $54,890 $77,010 $122,540 $87,060
Wyoming $49,710 $71,760 $107,690 $76,410