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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
71,060 1.4 % $50.59 $105,240 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.18 $35.38 $45.11 $58.74 $78.10
Annual Wage (2) $56,540 $73,580 $93,830 $122,180 $162,450


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 65,040 8.93 $51.03 $106,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,250 0.06 $44.10 $91,730
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,080 0.50 $47.16 $98,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 850 0.03 $41.78 $86,900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $43.07 $89,590

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 65,040 8.93 $51.03 $106,150
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,080 0.50 $47.16 $98,100
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.19 $41.74 $86,830
Other Personal Services 390 0.11 $39.18 $81,490
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.10 $42.53 $88,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $64.45 $134,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $57.48 $119,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $55.14 $114,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $53.67 $111,620
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 65,040 8.93 $51.03 $106,150


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 7,380 0.43 0.88 $58.53 $121,750
Texas 4,650 0.38 0.78 $59.65 $124,060
Florida 4,370 0.51 1.03 $49.80 $103,580
New York 3,240 0.34 0.70 $56.64 $117,800
Pennsylvania 2,960 0.51 1.03 $52.68 $109,580




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)
Montana 390 0.85 1.72 $38.16 $79,380
Colorado 2,150 0.82 1.67 $44.57 $92,710
Oregon 1,460 0.78 1.58 $52.62 $109,450
Maine 460 0.76 1.55 $42.95 $89,340
Wyoming 200 0.75 1.53 $40.11 $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)
Virginia 2,480 0.65 1.32 $60.27 $125,360
Texas 4,650 0.38 0.78 $59.65 $124,060
California 7,380 0.43 0.88 $58.53 $121,750
Alaska 210 0.66 1.35 $58.18 $121,010
New Jersey 1,730 0.43 0.87 $58.03 $120,700





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,060 0.32 0.66 $58.79 $122,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,940 0.32 0.64 $64.12 $133,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,750 0.56 1.14 $66.32 $137,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,690 0.36 0.74 $50.89 $105,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,270 0.47 0.97 $46.39 $96,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,250 0.44 0.90 $61.62 $128,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,140 0.32 0.65 $58.01 $120,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,130 0.44 0.89 $48.40 $100,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,110 0.76 1.54 $51.87 $107,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,110 0.37 0.76 $69.14 $143,820