Market research statistics - First year employment - 2009

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Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2009 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates who accepted a FULL TIME position (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2009 (%)
Less than $23,000 4.9
$23,000 to $26,999 15.6
$27,000 to $30,999 17.6
$31,000 to $34,999 7.4
$35,000 to $38,999 2.7
$39,000 to $42,999 1.6
$43,000 to $46,999 0.5
$47,000 to $50,999 2.6
$51,000 to $54,999 1.4
$55,000 to $58,999 4.9
$59,000 to $62,999 7.1
$63,000 to $66,999 8.8
$67,000 to $70,999 8.1
$71,000 to $74,999 1.8
$75,000 to $78,999 5
$79,000 to $82,999 2.8
$83,000 to $86,999 2.2
$87,000 to $90,999 1.8
$91,000 + 3.1
 
First-Year Employment and Starting Salaries of 2009 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates
 
  Percent % Mean first-year salary ($)
  ALL GRADUATES FULL TIME ONLY
Private Clinical Practice    
Food animal exclusive 1.4 72,318
Food animal predominant 2.2 63,172
Mixed animal 9.6 63,892
Companion animal predominant 6.5 66,205
Companion animal exclusive 28.7 69,154
Equine 4.0 37,854
 
Public or Corporate Employment    
College/University 0.5 n
Uniformed Services 2.4 63,579
Federal Government 0.5 n
State/Local Government 0.1 n
Industry/commercial 0.1 n
Not-for-profit 0.3 n
 
Other 0.1 n
Advanced Study Programs 43.5 28,545
All Employment Types 100.0 48,684
Mean (Excluding advanced education) 56.4 64,826
 
Total 2009 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary 1,525
 

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