Market research statistics - First year employment - 2008

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Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2008 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates who accepted a FULL TIME position (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2008 (%)
Less than $23,000 5.1
$23,000 to $26,999 13.9
$27,000 to $30,999 15.2
$31,000 to $34,999 5.5
$35,000 to $38,999 2.2
$39,000 to $42,999 1.5
$43,000 to $46,999 1.4
$47,000 to $50,999 4.1
$51,000 to $54,999 2.6
$55,000 to $58,999 7.6
$59,000 to $62,999 12.7
$63,000 to $66,999 9.9
$67,000 to $70,999 7.0
$71,000 to $74,999 1.5
$75,000 or higher 9.8
 
 
First-Year Employment and Starting Salaries of 2008 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates
 
  Percent % Mean first-year salary ($)
  ALL GRADUATES FULL TIME ONLY
Private Clinical Practice    
Large animal exclusive 2.5 62,424
Large animal predominant 2.7 57,745
Mixed animal 9.3 58,522
Small animal predominant 7.6 61,753
Small animal exclusive 31.5 64,744
Equine 3.3 41,636
 
Public or Corporate Employment    
College/University 0.2 n
Uniformed Services 1.8 63,600
Federal Government 0.2 n
State/Local Government 0.1 n
Industry/commercial 0.3 n
Not-for-profit 0.2 n
 
Other 0.1 n
Unknown 0.2 n
Advanced Study Programs 39.9 27,911
All Employment Types   48,328
 
Total 2008 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary 1,650
 
 

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