Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

29-1131 Veterinarians

Diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. May engage in a particular function, such as research and development, consultation, administration, technical writing, sale or production of commercial products, or rendering of technical services to commercial firms or other organizations. Include veterinarians who inspect livestock.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
54,130 1.7 % $43.32 $90,110 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.92 $30.18 $38.71 $50.57 $68.71
Annual Wage (2) $47,670 $62,770 $80,510 $105,190 $142,910


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 49,700 $43.50 $90,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,200 $40.48 $84,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 640 $34.78 $72,350
State Government (OES Designation) 580 $42.70 $88,820
Social Advocacy Organizations 520 $42.30 $87,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) $55.09 $114,590
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 $51.54 $107,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 $46.93 $97,620
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 49,700 $43.50 $90,470
State Government (OES Designation) 580 $42.70 $88,820


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Colorado 1,560 $35.90 $74,670 0.698
Montana 300 $29.06 $60,430 0.695
Idaho 400 $35.46 $73,760 0.645
Oregon 1,040 $38.50 $80,080 0.640
Wisconsin 1,710 $35.90 $74,680 0.636

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 1,350 $56.33 $117,170 0.351
Connecticut 710 $55.84 $116,150 0.430
Florida 3,150 $50.74 $105,540 0.429
California 5,160 $48.05 $99,940 0.355
South Carolina 730 $47.90 $99,630 0.407


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Greeley, CO 110 $36.38 $75,660 1.364
Ocala, FL 130 $46.76 $97,270 1.346
Corvallis, OR 40 $42.59 $88,580 1.278
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 160 $32.98 $68,600 1.269
Lawrence, KS 60 $39.23 $81,590 1.227

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 350 $78.20 $162,650 0.359
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 230 $72.23 $150,230 0.234
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 $67.57 $140,540 0.277
Utica-Rome, NY 40 $64.89 $134,960 0.341
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 80 $63.88 $132,870 0.404


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010