Veterinarian Salary Survey
July 2023 Update
To attract, develop, and retain veterinary professional talent – Vets, Nurses, and Techs – it’s essential that you get compensation and benefits right. Although salary and pay scales are not the sole drivers of recruitment success or job satisfaction, they remain a key element, together with flexible scheduling, a supportive and collaborative team, a genuine commitment to work-life balance, and more.
Our Veterinarian Salary Survey is prepared twice yearly in January and July and is assembled from a range of publicly available sources together with our own data so as to provide a broad guide to employees and employers as to the overall market and any variance in half-yearly trends. Note that this is “raw data” and does not take into consideration specific variances in qualifications, experience, specialty expertise, or location.
Explore our latest July 2023 Veterinarian Salary Survey with data from the USA…
The ranges presented below are based on General Practice Small Animal Veterinarians with 1 – 4 years of experience. As a guide to more senior roles, you should add a 25%+ factor for 5+ years of experience, 35%+ where there is a significant surgery component, and a 50%+ factor for specialty roles such as Emergency, Referral, Surgical, Medicine, or other specialist veterinarian roles such as Oncology or Ophthalmology.
United States – July 2023
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Our Veterinarian Salary analysis is prepared by reviewing publicly available data from multiple Veterinary Salary Survey data sources plus our own data to provide a range of low range, mid range and upper range tiers as a national benchmark.
Note that this is “raw data” and does not take into consideration variances in qualifications, experience, specialty expertise or location.
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Note: Bureau of Labor, Glassdoor, Indeed, Payscale, Salary Explorer and Salary.com are business entities that publish publicly available information about salary data. We present these publicly available materials in fair use in a single location together with our own data as research to advance the understanding of the range of salary levels for Veterinarians in the United States. These business entities have not endorsed this Veterinarian Salary Survey, nor any implication that may or may not be derived from the materials.