How much does a Veterinarian make in the United States? The average Veterinarian salary in the United States is $107,201 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $84,195 and $136,036. Salary ranges 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Veterinarian Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Veterinarian Salary $63,248 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Veterinarian Salary $84,195 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Veterinarian Salary $107,201 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Veterinarian Salary $136,036 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Veterinarian Salary $162,288 US February 26, 2024
25% $84,195 10% $63,248 90% $162,288 75% $136,036 $107,201 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Patient Care: Patient care refers to the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of physical and mental well-being through services offered by health professionals.


anesthesia: Administering and controlling sedations and narcotics to help patients relieve pain during various surgeries and treatments.

Customer Service 2.16%
Patient Care 1.42%
anesthesia 0.87%
Others 95.55%

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 2024 View full job description

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Veterinarian salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Veterinarian, the highest Veterinarian salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Veterinarian salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Veterinarian salary is in Miami, FL, where the Veterinarian salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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