Information About Veterinarians

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Training

Veterinarians need first professional degree.

Degrees for Veterinarians
Training for Veterinarians
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.6
Some College 0.3
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 1.3
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 96.1

Employment

Represents about 59,000 people in the United States- 6.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 19,000 more veterinarians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 30,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, veterinarians make $43.87 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Veterinarians $24.20 $31.40 $39.80 $51.10 $68.10
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, veterinarians make $91,250 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Veterinarians $50,480 $65,450 $82,900 $106,420 $141,680
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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