Veterinarians in America are getting paid more, on average, than other veterinarians.
The salary for a full-time vet in America ranges from $80,000 to $120,000, according to an article published in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s newsletter, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
The highest-paid vet in the United States is the assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Thomas Hargrove, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at Penn State, is earning $160,000 a year.
Hargrogues salary comes with a hefty stipend, but the article also includes salary information for assistant professors, faculty members, and graduate students.
The average salary for full- time veterinarians in the U.S. is $94,000.
In contrast, the average annual salary for assistant professor veterinarians is $80-100,000 in the same report.
The American Veterinary Research Association also released a study last year that found the median income for veterinarians was $95,000 annually.
There is also the possibility that many veterinarians are taking on jobs in which they are not directly paid, but are instead compensated by their own organizations, such as organizations like the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Veterinarian salaries are increasing and many are getting into more high-paying roles in the future.
One study conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Research and Quality found that veterinarians make an average of $122,000 per year after benefits, including health care and pensions.
Other research by the same institute found that the average pay of a veterinarian rose from $100,724 in 2014 to $122.8 million in 2016.
Veterineers who do have the ability to work outside the hospital setting are earning a higher pay than those who are employed as full- and part-time veterinarians, but they are earning less.
A study published in November 2016 found that those who were hired as veterinarians at an industry-wide level saw their average annual pay increase by $2,500 to $104,000 over two years.
Veterins salaries are likely to keep rising in the years ahead, because many veterinaries will continue to need more employees.
For example, the American Academy of Family Physicians said that the demand for animal care will continue for years, and the shortage of qualified veterinarians will lead to increased medical costs for society.
This is especially true for the elderly and other populations that are most vulnerable.
For the healthcare professionals who work in hospitals, there is a great chance that their salaries will continue rising in coming years.