Market research statistics - First year employment -2010

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Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2010 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates who accepted a FULL TIME position (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2010 (%)
Less than $23,000 4.2
$23,000 to $26,999 16.1
$27,000 to $30,999 16.7
$31,000 to $34,999 8.6
$35,000 to $38,999 2.8
$39,000 to $42,999 2.3
$43,000 to $46,999 0.8
$47,000 to $50,999 2.1
$51,000 to $54,999 1.3
$55,000 to $58,999 3.0
$59,000 to $62,999 7.1
$63,000 to $66,999 9.9
$67,000 to $70,999 7.5
$71,000 to $74,999 2.3
$75,000 to $78,999 4.8
$79,000 to $82,999 3.8
$83,000 to $86,999 2.5
$87,000 to $90,999 1.8
$91,000 + 2.3
 
First-Year Employment and Starting Salaries of 2010 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates
 
  Percent % Mean
first-year salary ($)

  AMONG THOSE ACCEPTING POSITIONS FULL TIME ONLY
Private Clinical Practice    
Food animal exclusive 1.5 68,933
Food animal predominant 2.4 62,086
Mixed animal 8.3 62,327
Companion animal predominant 5.2 68,826
Companion animal exclusive 28.2 71,462
Equine 2.0 38,468
 
Public or Corporate Employment    
College/University 0.1 n
Uniformed Services 2.5 64,667
Federal Government 0.2 n
State/Local Government 0.0 n
Industry/commercial 0.0 n
Not-for-profit 0.3 n
 
Other 0.2 n
Advanced Study Programs 49.2 29,366
All Employment Types 100.0 48,674
Mean (Excluding advanced education) 50.8 67,359
 
Total 2010 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary 1,466
 

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