The median annual wage for veterinarians was $93,830 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,540, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $162,450.
In May 2018, the median annual wages for veterinarians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
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Most veterinarians work full time, often working more than 40 hours per week. Some work nights or weekends, and they may have to respond to emergencies outside of scheduled work hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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