Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
62,470 1.4 % $47.23 $98,230 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.25 $33.11 $42.11 $55.44 $75.67
Annual Wage (2) $52,530 $68,860 $87,590 $115,310 $157,390


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 57,540 9.10 $47.48 $98,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,200 0.06 $43.24 $89,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.03 $38.54 $80,170
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $40.04 $83,270
Social Advocacy Organizations 670 0.33 $44.46 $92,480

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 57,540 9.10 $47.48 $98,750
Social Advocacy Organizations 670 0.33 $44.46 $92,480
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 220 0.15 $39.15 $81,420
Support Activities for Animal Production 40 0.15 (8) (8)
Other Personal Services 230 0.08 $47.16 $98,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $66.94 $139,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $60.05 $124,890
Employment Services (8) (8) $58.45 $121,570
Spectator Sports 50 0.04 $49.00 $101,920
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 57,540 9.10 $47.48 $98,750


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 5,980 0.40 0.85 $56.83 $118,210
Texas 4,080 0.36 0.79 $50.78 $105,620
Florida 3,320 0.43 0.94 $45.90 $95,470
New York 2,980 0.34 0.73 $57.19 $118,950
Pennsylvania 2,720 0.48 1.04 $55.79 $116,040



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)
Vermont 260 0.88 1.89 $41.97 $87,300
Idaho 500 0.80 1.74 $39.27 $81,690
Colorado 1,850 0.78 1.69 $45.26 $94,150
Montana 330 0.75 1.62 $34.08 $70,880
Iowa 1,090 0.72 1.56 $45.85 $95,360



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 230 0.53 1.15 $61.89 $128,740
New Jersey 1,410 0.36 0.79 $57.81 $120,240
Connecticut 740 0.45 0.98 $57.54 $119,670
New York 2,980 0.34 0.73 $57.19 $118,950
California 5,980 0.40 0.85 $56.83 $118,210




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 1,480 0.40 0.86 $43.37 $90,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.24 0.53 $63.24 $131,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,160 0.49 1.05 $47.17 $98,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.28 0.61 $63.11 $131,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.59 1.29 $65.95 $137,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.44 0.96 $62.59 $130,180
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 990 0.74 1.61 $49.82 $103,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 980 0.54 1.16 $38.10 $79,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 880 0.48 1.04 $40.25 $83,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 790 0.28 0.60 $51.25 $106,600



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)
Ocala, FL 180 1.90 4.10 (8) (8)
Ames, IA 80 1.78 3.86 $41.36 $86,020
College Station-Bryan, TX 160 1.67 3.60 $25.07 $52,150
Palm Coast, FL 30 1.57 3.39 $70.57 $146,790
Athens-Clarke County, GA 110 1.40 3.02 $34.36 $71,460
Ithaca, NY 60 1.20 2.59 $48.18 $100,200
Grand Junction, CO 70 1.20 2.59 $41.14 $85,560
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.17 2.52 $54.71 $113,790
Lawrence, KS 50 1.17 2.53 $31.03 $64,540
Corvallis, OR 40 1.07 2.32 $40.96 $85,200