Veterinarian earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Veterinarian salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $99,540
Alabama $85,430
Arkansas $76,170
Arizona $93,690
California $107,880
Colorado $90,630
Connecticut $99,970
District of Columbia $93,230
Delaware $110,020
Florida $92,410
Georgia $84,040
Hawaii $184,350
Iowa $88,690
Idaho $89,650
Illinois $102,472
Indiana $87,830
Kansas $87,970
Kentucky $80,170
Louisiana $76,370
Massachusetts $101,910
Maryland $113,700
Maine $87,880
Michigan $84,820
Minnesota $90,750
Missouri $89,230
Mississippi $76,940
Montana $76,910
North Carolina $91,550
North Dakota $88,230
Nebraska $77,620
New Hampshire $94,590
New Jersey $113,860
New Mexico $94,060
Nevada $95,410
New York $105,560
Ohio $95,310
Oklahoma $79,340
Oregon $87,020
Pennsylvania $109,580
Puerto Rico $78,460
Rhode Island $105,050
South Carolina $99,940
South Dakota $77,380
Tennessee $84,330
Texas $99,040
Utah $77,950
Virginia $97,500
Vermont $96,750
Washington $89,180
Wisconsin $83,820
West Virginia $84,310
Wyoming $76,970

How do veterinarian salaries compare to similar careers?

Veterinarians earn 13% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than orthodontists but more than zoologists.

Career Median Salary
Orthodontist salary $231K
Dentist salary $156K
Podiatrist salary $126K
Veterinarian salary $95K
Chiropractor salary $70K
Aquacultural manager salary $71K
Coroner salary $69K
Zoologist salary $63K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)