Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-1131 Veterinarians

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
56,020 1.5 % $44.83 $93,250 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.77 $32.23 $40.61 $52.23 $69.28
Annual Wage (2) $51,530 $67,040 $84,460 $108,640 $144,100


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 51,600 8.49 $44.99 $93,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $43.02 $89,480
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $39.64 $82,460
Social Advocacy Organizations 550 0.28 $41.07 $85,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 540 0.02 $36.15 $75,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 51,600 8.49 $44.99 $93,570
Social Advocacy Organizations 550 0.28 $41.07 $85,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 190 0.14 $38.52 $80,120
Other Personal Services 190 0.08 $44.44 $92,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $43.02 $89,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 270 0.04 $63.54 $132,170
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.01 $54.58 $113,530
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $50.79 $105,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $49.46 $102,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 (7) $45.42 $94,470


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,270 0.37 0.86 $51.84 $107,830
Texas 3,670 0.35 0.81 $47.90 $99,620
Florida 3,080 0.42 0.98 $47.46 $98,720
New York 2,800 0.33 0.76 $53.83 $111,960
Ohio 2,380 0.47 1.09 $45.62 $94,890




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 490 0.82 1.91 $37.89 $78,810
Vermont 240 0.81 1.89 $39.71 $82,590
Montana 340 0.78 1.81 $29.35 $61,050
Iowa 1,140 0.77 1.80 $37.75 $78,530
Colorado 1,630 0.73 1.70 $40.10 $83,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 700 0.43 1.00 $58.40 $121,480
Delaware 240 0.59 1.37 $54.15 $112,620
New York 2,800 0.33 0.76 $53.83 $111,960
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.34 $53.28 $110,830
New Jersey 1,300 0.34 0.80 $53.00 $110,230





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.33 0.77 $38.77 $80,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.20 0.47 $63.34 $131,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 990 0.44 1.02 $37.27 $77,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 940 0.40 0.94 $53.11 $110,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 0.53 $53.59 $111,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 800 0.46 1.08 $40.92 $85,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 760 0.29 0.67 $55.41 $115,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 690 0.64 1.49 $40.58 $84,400
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 690 0.56 1.30 $47.69 $99,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.38 0.89 $42.27 $87,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ames, IA 80 2.01 4.68 $41.14 $85,580
Ocala, FL 180 1.97 4.58 $45.25 $94,120
Palm Coast, FL 30 1.70 3.96 $70.84 $147,350
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 210 1.55 3.60 $35.49 $73,830
Grand Junction, CO 80 1.35 3.14 $37.67 $78,350
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.28 2.97 $37.46 $77,920
Monroe, MI 50 1.25 2.91 $39.59 $82,350
Corvallis, OR 40 1.13 2.62 $41.02 $85,320
Bend, OR 70 1.10 2.57 $42.27 $87,920
Dubuque, IA 60 1.09 2.53 $39.58 $82,320