Market research statistics - First year employment - 2011

Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2011 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates who accepted a FULL TIME position (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2011 (%)
Less than $23,000 3.9
$23,000 to $26,999 15.9
$27,000 to $30,999 20.2
$31,000 to $34,999 6.6
$35,000 to $38,999 4.9
$39,000 to $42,999 1.6
$43,000 to $46,999 1.2
$47,000 to $50,999 2.8
$51,000 to $54,999 1.3
$55,000 to $58,999 4.1
$59,000 to $62,999 7.0
$63,000 to $66,999 9.1
$67,000 to $70,999 6.6
$71,000 to $74,999 2.2
$75,000 to $78,999 3.8
$79,000 to $82,999 3.1
$83,000 to $86,999 1.8
$87,000 to $90,999 0.9
$91,000 + 2.7
 
First-Year Employment and Starting Salaries of 2011 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates
 
  Percent % Mean
first-year salary ($)

  ALL GRADUATES FULL TIME ONLY
Private Clinical Practice    
Food animal exclusive 1.9 71,096
Food animal predominant 2.0 67,338
Mixed animal 9.4 62,655
Companion animal predominant 5.1 69,654
Companion animal exclusive 23.9 69,789
Equine 2.5 43,405
 
Public or Corporate Employment    
College/University 0.1 n
Uniformed Services 2.0 65,692
Federal Government 0.5 n
State/Local Government 0.0 NA
Industry/commercial 0.1 n
Not-for-profit 0.3 n
 
Other 0.3 n
Advanced Study Programs 52.0 29,116
All Employment Types 100.0 46,971
Mean (Excluding advanced education) 48.0 66,469
 
Total 2011 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary 1,477
 
 
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