According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2012, the median wage for veterinarians is about $40.61 per hour. The median annual salary for veterinarians was $84,460 in 2012.
Veterinarians in the top 10 percent of earners made over $144,100 during 2012. The vets at the other end of the scale earned less than $51,530 that year. One-third of these professionals worked 50 or more hours each week. This included weekend and evening hours, as well as emergency calls.
Between 2012 and 2022, the job growth for veterinarians is expected to be about 12 percent, which is about average for all professions.