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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
74,540 1.8 % $50.39 $104,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.92 $36.34 $45.90 $58.94 $77.30
Annual Wage (2) $58,080 $75,580 $95,460 $122,590 $160,780


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 67,560 9.00 $50.67 $105,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,200 0.06 $44.68 $92,940
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,080 0.48 $48.20 $100,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $41.72 $86,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 640 0.03 $43.65 $90,790

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 67,560 9.00 $50.67 $105,390
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,080 0.48 $48.20 $100,250
Support Activities for Animal Production 50 0.17 $43.72 $90,940
Other Personal Services 430 0.12 $47.68 $99,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 190 0.11 $43.14 $89,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.01 $73.02 $151,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $57.45 $119,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.05 $56.62 $117,770
Spectator Sports 90 0.06 $54.06 $112,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $54.04 $112,400


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 0.42 0.84 $55.98 $116,440
Texas 4,770 0.38 0.76 $60.23 $125,280
Florida 4,690 0.53 1.05 $46.87 $97,490
New York 3,890 0.41 0.80 $57.97 $120,580
Pennsylvania 3,560 0.60 1.19 $50.80 $105,670




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 0.90 1.78 $38.39 $79,850
Maine 540 0.89 1.76 $44.36 $92,260
South Dakota 360 0.86 1.69 $42.85 $89,130
Colorado 2,260 0.85 1.67 $44.11 $91,760
Wyoming 220 0.82 1.62 $42.33 $88,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,770 0.38 0.76 $60.23 $125,280
New Jersey 1,420 0.35 0.68 $60.15 $125,110
Rhode Island 210 0.44 0.86 $58.61 $121,900
Virginia 2,530 0.65 1.28 $58.19 $121,040
New York 3,890 0.41 0.80 $57.97 $120,580





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 3,430 0.35 0.70 $59.90 $124,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,930 0.31 0.61 $56.18 $116,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,820 0.63 1.24 $54.92 $114,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,790 0.38 0.75 $50.88 $105,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,720 0.54 1.07 $64.04 $133,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,270 0.46 0.91 $48.26 $100,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,180 0.32 0.64 $53.54 $111,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,170 0.42 0.83 $53.67 $111,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,170 0.78 1.54 $56.95 $118,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,130 0.37 0.73 $76.51 $159,140