Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
55,410 1.7 % $43.87 $91,250 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.27 $31.47 $39.86 $51.16 $68.11
Annual Wage (2) $50,480 $65,450 $82,900 $106,420 $141,680


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 50,900 8.58 $43.83 $91,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,410 0.07 $42.70 $88,810
Social Advocacy Organizations 580 0.30 $42.10 $87,570
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $42.63 $88,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.01 $40.52 $84,290

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 50,900 8.58 $43.83 $91,160
Social Advocacy Organizations 580 0.30 $42.10 $87,570
Support Activities for Animal Production 50 0.19 $50.08 $104,160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 200 0.16 $36.12 $75,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,410 0.07 $42.70 $88,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 330 0.05 $59.91 $124,610
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 50 0.02 $54.46 $113,270
Support Activities for Animal Production 50 0.19 $50.08 $104,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 50,900 8.58 $43.83 $91,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,410 0.07 $42.70 $88,810


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 5,250 0.37 0.87 $46.72 $97,190
Texas 3,590 0.35 0.81 $45.21 $94,040
Florida 3,070 0.43 0.99 $48.06 $99,970
New York 2,950 0.35 0.81 $51.58 $107,300
Ohio 2,210 0.44 1.03 $42.12 $87,610




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 330 0.78 1.80 $29.13 $60,590
Colorado 1,660 0.76 1.76 $37.10 $77,170
Iowa 1,040 0.72 1.66 $35.04 $72,890
Idaho 420 0.71 1.64 $37.82 $78,660
Nebraska 630 0.70 1.61 $35.45 $73,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 700 0.44 1.01 $60.49 $125,810
New Jersey 1,350 0.36 0.83 $58.40 $121,480
Hawaii 120 0.21 0.49 $53.52 $111,310
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.35 $53.27 $110,800
Pennsylvania 1,810 0.33 0.76 $52.40 $109,000





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 0.81 $41.88 $87,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,170 0.69 1.59 $36.27 $75,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.21 0.49 $62.12 $129,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 990 0.43 0.99 $46.46 $96,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 910 0.41 0.94 $36.66 $76,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.34 0.79 $44.90 $93,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.22 0.50 $44.43 $92,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.48 1.10 $42.40 $88,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 670 0.54 1.25 $39.49 $82,150
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 660 0.55 1.28 $43.25 $89,970




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)
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 190 1.48 3.42 $33.58 $69,840
Corvallis, OR 50 1.45 3.37 $40.75 $84,750
Athens-Clarke County, GA 100 1.35 3.13 $37.74 $78,500
Greeley, CO 100 1.28 2.96 $38.27 $79,590
Auburn-Opelika, AL 60 1.28 2.97 $27.46 $57,130
Colorado Springs, CO 280 1.18 2.73 $29.40 $61,150
Dubuque, IA 60 1.12 2.59 $28.90 $60,100
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 1.01 2.34 $46.43 $96,580
Bend, OR 60 1.00 2.32 $40.86 $84,990
Bellingham, WA 70 0.99 2.29 $43.97 $91,460