Apr
12
2012

What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

A cat named Ozu at his first vet appointment. (Photo by HeyRocker – CC-BY)

How many veterinarians are there in the United States?

According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed.

Previous Years

Year      Number of Jobs
2008      59,700 (2)
2006      62,000 (3)
2004      61,000 (4)
2002      58,000 (5)
2000      59,000 (6)
1998      57,000 (7)
1996      58,000 (8)

Gender

Male         Female
43,194      49,353

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there were a total of 92,547 veterinarians in the United States in 2011.

Previous Years

Year      Number of Veterinarians
2010      90,201
2009      87,988
2008      85,977
2007      83,730
2006      81,468

How much do veterinarians earn per year?

According to the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual wage of veterinarians in 2010 was $82,040.

Year      Median Annual Earnings
2010      $82,040 (1)
2008      $79,050 (2)
2006      $71,990 (3)
2004      $66,590 (4)
2002      $63,090 (5)
2000      $60,910 (6)
1998      $50,950 (7)

Additional information and statistics:

(1) http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Veterinarians.htm
(2) http://web.archive.org/web/20110511235207/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(3) http://web.archive.org/web/2009050710381/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(4) http://web.archive.org/web/20060526202937/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(5) http://web.archive.org/web/20040407153647/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(6) http://web.archive.org/web/20020206231324/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(7) http://web.archive.org/web/20010806083352/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm
(8) http://web.archive.org/web/19981201233300/http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm

 

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