What is the average veterinarian salary range?
An average veterinarian salary depends largely on whether the veterinarian is working on commission or a flat-rate. It also depends on where the veterinarian is located across the country. Cost of living largely affects salary ranges. An associate veterinarian can expect to make between $50,000 and $80,000, while a veterinary practice owner can expect to make much more. Owning a practice means you are responsible for the salaries of staff, health insurance, as well as maintaining the actual practice inventory. It also means you can essentially set your own pay. Most younger veterinarians start as associate veterinarians in order to learn the field before starting their own practice.