Veterinarian Salary Guide

 MyVeterinaryJobBoard.com's Veterinarian Salary Guide for 2020

A veterinarians salary can depend on a few different factors such as years of experience, geographical location, type of practice and whether you are an associate, partner or owner.  We have broken down the average salary for small animal veterinarians by each state and answered some frequently asked questions regarding pay for vets in the United States.  To view our salary guide for vet techs click here.

Average Veterinarian Salary by State

State Average Salary
Alabama $85,500
Alaska $96,000
Arizona $91,000
Arkansas $86,000
California $95,000
Colorado $91,000
Connecticut $96,000
Delaware $90,000
Florida $81,000
Georgia $86,000
Hawaii $96,000
Idaho $96,000
Illinois $84,000
Indiana $89,000
Iowa $87,500
Kansas $88,000
Kentucky $89,000
Louisiana $88,000
Maine $87,000
Maryland $97,000
Massachusetts $104,000
Michigan $84,000
Minnesota $90,000
Mississippi $84,000
Missouri $82,000
Montana $96,000
Nebraska $96,000
Nevada $96,000
New Hampshire $102,000
New Jersey $92,000
New Mexico $85,000
New York $105,000
North Carolina $74,500
North Dakota $96,000
Ohio $89,000
Oklahoma $88,500
Oregon $90,000
Pennsylvania $91,000
Rhode Island $93,000
South Carolina $90,000
South Dakota $90,000
Tennessee $90,000
Texas $86,000
Utah $90,000
Vermont $96,000
Virginia $94,000
Washington $95,000
West Virginia $93,000
Wisconsin $87,000
Wyoming $96,000

FAQ's about veterinarian salaries

1. What is the average salary for a new veterinarian?

According to the 2019 AVMA Economic State of the Veterinary Profession, the average staring salary for a new veterinarian is $87,000 a year.

2. What is the average salary for experienced veterinarians in the United States?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the average veterinarian salary in the United States is $93,830 per year.  However, according to other sources, such as Zip Recruiter, the average salary is $95,806 per year.

3. Which states have the highest veterinarian salaries?

New York ($105,000 per year), Massachusetts ($104,000 per year) and New Hampshire ($102,000 per year).

4. Which states have the lowest veterinarian salaries?

Missouri ($82,000 per year), Florida ($81,000 per year) and North Carolina ($74,000 per year).