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How much do veterinarians make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that veterinarians make a mean annual income of $108,350 as of May 2020, which is approximately $52.09 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of veterinarians earned less than $60,690, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,490.

How much do veterinarians earn in each state?

The table below compares veterinarian salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of veterinarians in each state as well as the number of veterinarians per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 


Veterinarian Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Vermont
$99,820
260
0.935
Arizona
$99,640
1430
0.503
Virginia
$99,460
2540
0.686
Washington
$99,340
2050
0.640
South Carolina
$99,270
970
0.484
Idaho
$99,050
470
0.652
Nevada
$97,130
490
0.392
West Virginia
$96,850
270
0.411
Michigan
$96,790
2180
0.556
Illinois
$96,530
2200
0.391
Tennessee
$94,530
1520
0.522
Indiana
$94,060
1560
0.535
Minnesota
$93,010
1620
0.600
Colorado
$92,780
2250
0.872
Georgia
$91,790
2070
0.481
North Dakota
$91,640
200
0.511
Alaska
$90,740
240
0.819
New Mexico
$90,200
460
0.588
Missouri
$88,970
1620
0.603
Utah
$88,960
670
0.450
Alabama
$88,290
890
0.470
Iowa
$87,630
1100
0.750
Wisconsin
$87,130
1810
0.667
Louisiana
$86,380
870
0.481
Kentucky
$85,950
1250
0.703
Wyoming
$85,840
220
0.853
Kansas
$84,760
770
0.578
Mississippi
$82,270
560
0.516
Nebraska
$81,730
680
0.724
Montana
$81,560
460
1.019
South Dakota
$74,620
430
1.046
Puerto Rico
$69,030
140
0.165
Oklahoma
$66,860
1210
0.772
District of Columbia
$128,910
140
0.197
Maryland
$120,980
1450
0.573
New Jersey
$116,910
1300
0.344
Rhode Island
$113,530
260
0.594
New York
$111,370
3530
0.406
California
$110,710
7490
0.456
Pennsylvania
$109,210
3480
0.631
Texas
$107,810
5200
0.429
Oregon
$106,040
1560
0.861
Arkansas
$105,710
430
0.364
Massachusetts
$103,660
1430
0.426
Maine
$102,860
550
0.963
New Hampshire
$102,480
620
0.998
Hawaii
$102,240
290
0.498
Delaware
$102,060
230
0.528
North Carolina
$101,320
2800
0.654
Connecticut
$101,090
940
0.608
Ohio
$100,920
2540
0.494
Florida
$100,730
4160
0.492