Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-1131 Veterinarians



Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 8019$41.87/hr$32.58/hr$35.44/hr$39.97/hr$48.45/hr$56.79/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing10$58.38/hr
Professional and Business Services1,360$44.44/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$43.50/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$30.14/hr14.3%
Northeast Balance of State 20$36.40/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$44.42/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$42.98/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$37.24/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$47.02/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$51.53/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$29.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$42.92/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$42.67/hr35.5%
Southwest Minnesota 80$39.97/hr19.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$38.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$38.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 160$42.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$44.74/hr4.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 780$46.99/hr22.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 930$46.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,450$44.39/hr20.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Orthodontists N/AN/AN/A
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 580>$100/hr14.7%
Optometrists 900$57.41/hr15.7%
Anesthesiologists N/AN/AN/A
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other N/A>$100/hrN/A
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons N/AN/AN/A
Chiropractors 1,100$40.13/hr11.2%
Podiatrists 170$80.32/hr11.6%


  • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
  • Euthanize animals.
  • Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
  • Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.