Veterinarians

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Total Workforce

73.2k

Average Age

44.6

Estimated Job Growth

18.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$99,562

Average Male Salary

$125,256

Average Female Salary

$84,371

About

Veterinarians are most often employed by the Veterinary services industry. The average yearly wage for Veterinarians was $99,562 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Veterinarians by wage are Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Pharmacists, and Management analysts.

Veterinarians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Veterinarians are Fort Collins City PUMA, CO and Knoxville City PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Veterinarians are Knoxville City PUMA, TN and Fort Collins City PUMA, CO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Veterinarians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Veterinary services is the industry that employs the most Veterinarians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Veterinarians, by average wage, is Scientific research & development services. Veterinarians are paid most in Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Knoxville City PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$99,562

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,132

In 2017, Veterinarians earned an average of $99,562, $47,497 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Pharmacists make somewhat more than Veterinarians while Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Veterinarians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.349

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Veterinarians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Veterinarians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Veterinarians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Veterinarians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Veterinarians.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

73.2k

2017 Workforce

± 6,642

-4.73%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.3%

The number of people employed as Veterinarians has been declining at a rate of -4.73%, from 76,869 people in 2016 to 73,235 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Veterinarians employed by various industries. Veterinary services employs the largest share of Veterinarians at  90.9%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 2.74% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 1.16%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Veterinarians in the US. The average age of male Veterinarians in the workforce is 51.1 and of female Veterinarians is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Veterinarians is White.

Gender Composition

27.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,050

46k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,266

62.8% of Veterinarians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Veterinarians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Veterinarians

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Two or More Races

91.5% of Veterinarians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.14% of Veterinarians, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Veterinarians.

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Age by Gender

51.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.02

40.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.19

The median age of Veterinarians is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 10.4 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Veterinarians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Veterinarians is Biology but a relatively high number of Veterinarians hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Veterinarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Veterinarians need many skills, but most especially Science, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Veterinarians need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Veterinarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Veterinarians are expected to see a growth of 18.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

18.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Veterinarians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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