How much does a Veterinarian make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Veterinarian in the United States is $49 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $38 and $62. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Veterinarian

Veterinarian diagnoses and treats animal disease or injuries. Performs check-up exams. Being a Veterinarian utilizes diagnostic laboratory tests, x-rays, sonography and other tools to determine treatments for animals. Performs surgeries. Additionally, Veterinarian advises animal owners about preventative care, diet, vaccines, and behavioral conditions. Prescribes medications and treatment protocols. Consults with other veterinary specialists as needed. Requires a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. Requires an applicable state license to practice. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Veterinarian's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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