What Is the Salary Range for a Veterinarian?


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The salary range for a veterinarian is between $53,000 and $150,000. Veterinarians pulled in a median salary of $87,000 in 2013, and the best paying areas for this profession are Honolulu, Hawaii, San Francisco, California, and Santa Barbara, California.

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Veterinarians in Honolulu earn an average salary of 168,000, while veterinarians in Santa Barbara, California earn an average salary of $165,000. To be a veterinarian, a person needs to complete an undergraduate degree, as well as complete a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. After completing the DVM program, veterinarians must also pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, which lasts almost seven and a half hours.

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