Veterinary Salary Estimator for Current Students
Use this tool to guide salary negotiations in your fourth year of veterinary school, to map out different earning scenarios or use it for budgeting and financial planning purposes.
What it is
Do you want to know what you might expect to earn as a veterinarian—whether in a clinic, animal health company or a position in government or academia? The AVMA Veterinary Salary Estimator for Current Students can provide you with approximate salary ranges to use as a guide for pay negotiations, budgeting and financial planning, through the use of historical data trends.
Who should use it
The salary estimator is the perfect tool for current veterinary students. If you already have graduated from veterinary school, you should use the new veterinarian salary estimator or the salary tool for rising professionals.
How it works
Using our economic data, we’ve identified several key variables that statistically correlate to differences in salaries for a new graduate’s first job. This estimator allows you to easily calculate different earning scenarios and is designed to help you address a range of decisions you might encounter. Where do you want to live? What type of job do you want? Are you interested in pursuing more formal education? We encourage you to calculate multiple scenarios!
Note: For the scenarios to yield statistically accurate results, you must input all variables in each calculation.
Remember, this information is based on historical averages. The critical word here is averages. An important part of any salary negotiation is to pinpoint your unique skills or experience, determine their value, and include that in your individual discussions with a potential new employer.
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