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Veterinarian Salary – Highest Paid Veterinarians

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Veterinarian Salary – Highest Paid Veterinarians


Veterinarian Salary
Veterinarian commonly known as vet is a professional who treats diseases, disorders and injuries in animals. Veterinarians often need to stay on call at all hours of the day and night, and on weekends and holidays as well. They generally have to work long hours. Many vets work in clinics with small animals like dogs and cats, while they are others who work with large animals like cows and horses and livestock. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that almost 80 percent of vets work in private clinics and the average annual salary of a vet as of May 2009 was $80,510, out of which 50 percent were earning from $62,770 to $105,190.

Industry

Most vets draw an annual average salary of $90,470 and are termed as part of the professional, scientific and technical services industry. Medical and diagnostic services head the list of the most paying industry with an average salary of $114,590. This is followed by the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry at $107,200. The lowest tier is the scientific research and development services with an average annual salary of $97,200.

Salary Account to State

State wise in the U.S. the highest paid veterinarians were in New Jersey with an average annual salary of $117,170, Connecticut vets earn $116,150, Florida $05,540, California $99,940 and Carolina $99,630. On the other end of the scale in Colorado the average annual salary of vets is $74,670 and $60,430 in Montana.

Metropolitan Area

State wise in the U.S. the highest paid veterinarians were in New Jersey with an average annual salary of $117,170, Connecticut vets earn $116,150, Florida $05,540, California $99,940 and Carolina $99,630. On the other end of the scale in Colorado the average annual salary of vets is $74,670 and $60,430 in Montana.

Considerations

If you choose to become a veterinarian you must graduate from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and get a state license to start practicing. You will need to compete to get admission in the college. Bureau of Labor Statistics says employment of vets is likely to increase by 33 percent from 2008 to 2018.

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