Veterinary Nurse Salary

The average salary for a Veterinary Nurse in the UK is:


Job profile for a Veterinary Nurse

Reception duties. Assisting, dealing with and advising clients. General cleaning. Assisting the vet. Nursing care of hospitalised patients. Assisting with veterinary procedures including surgical nursing, anaesthetic monitoring. Specialist cleaning and preparation of clinical areas for procedures. Ordering stock and supplies including stock control, unpacking deliveries. Likely to be involved in running "nurse clinics" and able to carry out "Schedule 3 procedures" (minor surgery, scaling teeth etc). Required to attend a small number of further training courses each year -(CPD: Continuing Professional Development).

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Veterinary Nurse Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £15,853.

The average salary in 2009 was £16,506, based on 13 respondents (a difference of 4% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £23,996, based on 16 respondents (a difference of 45% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £20,859, based on 14 respondents (a difference of -13% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £16,137, based on 7 respondents (a difference of -23% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Veterinary Nurse based on all salary survey responses is: £16,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Veterinary Nurse is £9.94.

Assorted Veterinary Nurse Salary Information

£21,000South East19-January-19
£18,000Northern Ireland7-October-16
£16,500East of England18-November-15
£20,000Yorkshire and North East26-January-15
£20,000Yorkshire and North East8-January-15
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Veterinary Nurse salary data

Veterinary Nurse Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Veterinary Nurse job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£17496 $27293.76 North West
£21671 $33806.76 London
£15905 $24811.8 Yorkshire and North East
£17297 $26983.32 South West
£20478 $31945.68 South East
£16899 $26362.44 Scotland
£17893 $27913.08 Northern Ireland
£16701 $26053.56 Wales
£18490 $28844.4 Midlands
£16502 $25743.12 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Veterinary Nurse, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £14,911 for a worker in their 20s, £19,484 (30s), £23,062 (40s) and £23,062 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Veterinary Nurse is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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