Veterinary services

Industry Group

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Workforce
396k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
36.8
Average Salary
$45,936
Average Male Salary
$76,031
Average Female Salary
$77,430

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The top three occupations in the Veterinary services Industry Group are Veterinary technologists and technicians, Veterinarians, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, Receptionists & information clerks, and Nonfarm animal caretakers. On average, full-time employees in the Veterinary services Industry Group work 42.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $54,566. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23 hours and earn an average annual salary of $22,417.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Veterinary services Industry Group are Jefferson (West), Boulder (West), Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties PUMA, CO, Clarke CountyAthens City PUMA, GA, and Whitman, Asotin, Adams, Lincoln, Columbia & Garfield Counties PUMA, WA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Veterinary services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Veterinary services Industry Group. Veterinary technologists and technicians are the most common position, but the Veterinary services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Veterinary services goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

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7.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 21M people employed in the Professional and Business Services industry. This represents a 7.31% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

396k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 15.4k
4.75%
1 Year Growth
± 5.32%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Veterinary services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.75%, , from 378k people in 2019 to 396k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Veterinary services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Veterinary technologists and technicians represent the largest share of positions held in Veterinary services at 20.9%, followed by Veterinarians with 19.1% and Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers with 14.1%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Veterinary services employs an unusually high number of Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, Veterinarians, and Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Veterinary services, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Surgeons.

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Wages

Average Salary

$45,936
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,171

On average, employees in the Veterinary services Industry Group make $45,936 per year. This number makes Veterinary services the 187 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Veterinary services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.485
WAGE GINI

Veterinary services has a wage GINI of 0.485, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Veterinary services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Veterinary services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Veterinary services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Veterinary services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Veterinary services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $76,031 and $77,430. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

327k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±14k
69.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
±6.46k

82.5% of workers in the Veterinary services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Veterinary services Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$76,031
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$8,401
$77,430
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$8,987

On average, Male workers in the Veterinary services Industry Group make 0.982 times less than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Veterinary services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Veterinary services Industry Group earn 1.22 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Veterinary services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Veterinary services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Veterinary services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Veterinary services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Veterinary services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Veterinary services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Veterinary services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Veterinary services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Veterinary services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Veterinary services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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