Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
65,650 1.5 % $47.59 $99,000 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.58 $33.31 $42.54 $56.24 $76.09
Annual Wage (2) $53,210 $69,280 $88,490 $116,970 $158,260


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 60,480 9.27 $47.76 $99,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,230 0.06 $42.41 $88,220
Social Advocacy Organizations 810 0.40 $44.13 $91,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.02 $42.07 $87,510
State Government (OES Designation) 590 0.03 $44.47 $92,500

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 60,480 9.27 $47.76 $99,340
Social Advocacy Organizations 810 0.40 $44.13 $91,790
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 200 0.13 $40.16 $83,540
Other Personal Services 260 0.09 $48.73 $101,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,230 0.06 $42.41 $88,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $62.71 $130,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 280 0.04 $61.80 $128,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $55.17 $114,740
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $49.15 $102,220
Other Personal Services 260 0.09 $48.73 $101,360


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 6,010 0.39 0.81 $55.22 $114,870
Texas 4,310 0.37 0.78 $48.02 $99,880
Florida 3,570 0.45 0.95 $46.18 $96,050
New York 3,120 0.35 0.73 $59.45 $123,650
Pennsylvania 2,750 0.48 1.01 $54.31 $112,950



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)
Vermont 270 0.89 1.87 $44.31 $92,170
Montana 370 0.82 1.72 $35.20 $73,210
Colorado 1,930 0.79 1.66 $41.88 $87,120
Nebraska 710 0.75 1.57 $37.22 $77,410
Iowa 1,120 0.73 1.54 $43.28 $90,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $95.48 $198,600
New Jersey 1,530 0.39 0.82 $61.12 $127,130
Connecticut 780 0.47 0.99 $60.40 $125,630
Rhode Island 210 0.45 0.96 $60.19 $125,200
New York 3,120 0.35 0.73 $59.45 $123,650




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.29 0.61 $64.33 $133,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.43 0.90 $42.61 $88,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.49 1.02 $59.25 $123,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.45 0.94 $45.18 $93,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.58 1.22 $43.98 $91,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 0.54 $59.95 $124,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,030 0.75 1.58 $43.89 $91,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.54 1.14 $41.00 $85,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.33 0.70 $46.79 $97,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 760 0.69 1.46 $35.45 $73,740