Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
59,230 1.3 % $46.22 $96,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.61 $33.18 $41.66 $53.83 $71.89
Annual Wage (2) $53,270 $69,020 $86,640 $111,960 $149,530


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 54,640 8.81 $46.40 $96,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $43.20 $89,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 670 0.02 $37.49 $77,980
State Government (OES Designation) 570 0.03 $40.14 $83,500
Social Advocacy Organizations 500 0.25 $43.02 $89,490

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 54,640 8.81 $46.40 $96,510
Social Advocacy Organizations 500 0.25 $43.02 $89,490
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 180 0.13 $37.84 $78,710
Support Activities for Animal Production 30 0.12 $45.64 $94,920
Other Personal Services 250 0.09 $49.24 $102,410

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 310 0.05 $64.54 $134,230
Employment Services 70 (7) $61.18 $127,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $57.30 $119,180
Other Personal Services 250 0.09 $49.24 $102,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $48.59 $101,060


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 5,680 0.39 0.86 $54.65 $113,660
Texas 3,630 0.33 0.75 $49.40 $102,750
Florida 3,290 0.44 0.99 $48.05 $99,950
New York 2,860 0.33 0.74 $55.46 $115,350
Illinois 2,690 0.47 1.05 $42.88 $89,190




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 280 0.93 2.08 $42.61 $88,630
Idaho 550 0.90 2.01 $40.48 $84,200
Montana 330 0.75 1.68 $32.25 $67,080
Colorado 1,710 0.74 1.66 $45.65 $94,950
Nebraska 660 0.72 1.60 $38.75 $80,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 180 0.30 0.68 $58.73 $122,150
Connecticut 640 0.39 0.87 $58.40 $121,480
New York 2,860 0.33 0.74 $55.46 $115,350
Pennsylvania 2,260 0.40 0.90 $55.12 $114,640
California 5,680 0.39 0.86 $54.65 $113,660





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 1,590 0.43 0.96 $43.03 $89,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.22 0.50 $61.54 $128,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,140 0.50 1.11 $38.25 $79,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.44 0.97 $51.67 $107,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.24 0.54 $57.85 $120,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 860 0.48 1.07 $40.06 $83,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 830 0.45 1.01 $67.01 $139,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.44 0.98 $39.52 $82,210
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 740 0.58 1.30 $58.33 $121,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 740 0.27 0.60 $52.96 $110,150




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 70 1.77 3.96 $40.52 $84,280
College Station-Bryan, TX 160 1.71 3.83 $24.53 $51,020
Palm Coast, FL 30 1.68 3.77 $73.76 $153,420
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 190 1.39 3.11 $36.68 $76,290
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.35 3.01 $34.02 $70,760
Ocala, FL 120 1.30 2.92 $56.03 $116,550
Grand Junction, CO 70 1.29 2.88 $36.54 $76,000
Bend, OR 80 1.21 2.71 $43.15 $89,750
Modesto, CA 190 1.18 2.63 $41.84 $87,020
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 200 1.17 2.61 $79.50 $165,360