Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
67,650 1.5 % $48.34 $100,560 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.23 $33.29 $42.68 $56.95 $77.44
Annual Wage (2) $52,470 $69,240 $88,770 $118,460 $161,070


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 62,110 9.17 $48.61 $101,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,380 0.07 $41.73 $86,800
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,010 0.49 $45.80 $95,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 720 0.02 $42.44 $88,270
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 $43.80 $91,090

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 62,110 9.17 $48.61 $101,100
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,010 0.49 $45.80 $95,260
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.27 $53.55 $111,380
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 200 0.13 $41.43 $86,170
Other Personal Services 260 0.08 $42.26 $87,900

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 50 (7) $61.36 $127,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $61.20 $127,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.05 $55.04 $114,490
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $54.56 $113,480
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.27 $53.55 $111,380


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 6,360 0.40 0.83 $57.61 $119,830
Texas 4,450 0.38 0.79 $48.17 $100,200
Florida 3,610 0.44 0.91 $50.92 $105,920
New York 3,030 0.33 0.69 $59.18 $123,100
Pennsylvania 3,030 0.53 1.09 $51.13 $106,340




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 420 0.92 1.90 $37.12 $77,220
Iowa 1,270 0.83 1.72 $43.37 $90,200
Colorado 2,050 0.82 1.69 $40.75 $84,750
Oregon 1,370 0.76 1.58 $43.70 $90,900
Nebraska 740 0.76 1.59 $35.25 $73,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 250 0.40 0.83 $96.75 $201,250
New Jersey 1,630 0.41 0.86 $61.63 $128,190
New York 3,030 0.33 0.69 $59.18 $123,100
Nevada 490 0.38 0.80 $58.61 $121,910
Massachusetts 1,590 0.46 0.95 $57.76 $120,140





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 1,730 0.26 0.55 $63.88 $132,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.40 0.83 $42.53 $88,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.50 1.04 $62.04 $129,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.29 0.59 $63.74 $132,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,160 0.60 1.24 $42.96 $89,360
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,070 0.75 1.57 $41.45 $86,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,060 0.55 1.15 $44.03 $91,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,050 0.41 0.85 $44.76 $93,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 900 0.37 0.77 $50.82 $105,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 830 0.74 1.53 $45.52 $94,670