Google Trend growth of veterinarians has had some historical dips but a recovery over the last few years. The 2008 and 2009 period saw lows in search interest with the term Veterinarian but has picked back up in recent years with 2013 looking to have started rocketing back up to previous levels.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for the median salary in 2010 for Veterinarians shows the the wage was $82,040 a year which is about $39.44 an hour. To be a professional Vet you will need a doctoral / professional degree to get to this level and salary amount. The total number of Veterinary jobs available in the job market in 2010 reported by the BLS was 61,400. The veterinarian career is expected to grow by 36% from 2010 – 2020 and will add around 22,000 jobs to the overall market over this 10 year period. Being employed in one of the best paying states for veterinarians can earn you as much as $92,000 a year which is about $10,000 more than the median pay.
Listed below is information that is specific to Veterinarian job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Veterinarian. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Veterinarians and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”