Market research statistics - First year employment

Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2013 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates who accepted a FULL TIME position (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2013 (%)
Less than $23,000 2.4
$23,000 to $26,999 11.8
$27,000 to $30,999 20.1
$31,000 to $34,999 5.6
$35,000 to $38,999 4.5
$39,000 to $42,999 2.8
$43,000 to $46,999 1.2
$47,000 to $50,999 2.6
$51,000 to $54,999 0.7
$55,000 to $58,999 2.7
$59,000 to $62,999 7.6
$63,000 to $66,999 9.2
$67,000 to $70,999 9.7
$71,000 to $74,999 2.9
$75,000 to $78,999 4.7
$79,000 to $82,999 3.7
$83,000 to $86,999 3.2
$87,000 to $90,999 2.2
$91,000 + 2.4
 
First-Year Employment and Starting Salaries of 2013 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates
 
  Percent % Mean
first-year salary ($)
 

ALL GRADUATES

FULL TIME ONLY
Private Clinical Practice
 52.9  67,535
Food animal exclusive 1.6 76,740
Food animal predominant 2.6 66,660
Mixed animal 9.2 63,526
Companion animal predominant 6.9 67,631
Companion animal exclusive 30.4 69,712
Equine 2.1 47,806
Other​ ​0.2 ​n
Public or Corporate Employment  3.4  60,318
College/University 0.3 n
Uniformed Services 1.9 63,450
Federal Government 0.1 n
State/Local Government 0.0 n
Industry/commercial 0.3 n
Not-for-profit 0.7 52,400
Advanced Education 43.7 29,797
       Internship​ ​37.6 ​28,988
​       Residency ​3.4 ​37,733
       PhD ​0.9 ​34,033
       Other 1.9 30,711
All Employment Types 100.0 50,606
Mean (Excluding advanced education) 56.3 67,136
 

Total 2013 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary

1,719

 

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