Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
69,370 1.5 % $48.81 $101,530 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.95 $34.04 $43.47 $57.02 $76.60
Annual Wage (2) $53,980 $70,810 $90,420 $118,600 $159,320


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 63,660 9.09 $49.11 $102,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $43.28 $90,030
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,040 0.49 $46.41 $96,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $41.76 $86,850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 570 0.03 $45.50 $94,640

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 63,660 9.09 $49.11 $102,140
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,040 0.49 $46.41 $96,540
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.27 $42.03 $87,420
Other Personal Services 340 0.11 $37.90 $78,830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.11 $40.37 $83,970

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) $64.21 $133,560
Scientific Research and Development Services 360 0.05 $55.95 $116,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $55.39 $115,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $51.32 $106,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 90 (7) $49.91 $103,820


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 6,480 0.39 0.80 $57.84 $120,300
Florida 4,310 0.51 1.05 $48.14 $100,140
Texas 4,210 0.35 0.73 $52.85 $109,920
New York 3,190 0.35 0.71 $58.89 $122,500
Pennsylvania 2,990 0.52 1.06 $51.16 $106,420




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 1.75 $36.39 $75,680
Colorado 2,120 0.83 1.71 $41.45 $86,220
Oregon 1,410 0.77 1.59 $43.49 $90,470
Wyoming 200 0.75 1.55 $40.95 $85,180
Iowa 1,160 0.75 1.55 $40.50 $84,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 280 0.45 0.92 $95.36 $198,340
District of Columbia 110 0.15 0.31 $60.15 $125,100
New Jersey 1,830 0.46 0.94 $60.03 $124,870
New York 3,190 0.35 0.71 $58.89 $122,500
Nevada 540 0.41 0.85 $58.25 $121,150



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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 2,090 0.31 0.64 $60.55 $125,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.43 0.89 $46.56 $96,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.54 1.10 $63.14 $131,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,090 0.42 0.86 $45.80 $95,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.24 0.49 $62.26 $129,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,050 0.72 1.49 $43.98 $91,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 990 0.50 1.03 $49.84 $103,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 900 0.46 0.95 $47.33 $98,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 860 0.75 1.54 $47.95 $99,730
Columbus, OH 830 0.80 1.65 $48.91 $101,740


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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 90 1.96 4.02 $46.07 $95,830
Fort Collins, CO 270 1.74 3.57 $38.53 $80,130
Great Falls, MT 40 1.26 2.59 $30.23 $62,880
Greeley, CO 110 1.17 2.40 $43.79 $91,080
Harrisonburg, VA 70 1.15 2.35 $55.37 $115,170
Homosassa Springs, FL 40 1.13 2.32 $47.05 $97,860
Winchester, VA-WV 70 1.12 2.30 $42.32 $88,040
Gainesville, FL 150 1.10 2.27 $41.80 $86,940
Corvallis, OR 40 1.10 2.26 $46.39 $96,490
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 50 1.09 2.24 $41.20 $85,690