Veterinary Surgeon Salary

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


Job profile for a Veterinary Surgeon

General veterinary practice involves consultations with clients for routine procedures(e.g. vaccinations) and non-routine problems (illnesses and injuries), performing surgical procedures (e.g. neutering, removing lumps, repairing skin wounds, taking biopsies) and other investigations (e.g. xrays, blood tests). Some vets also specialise in orthopaedics, dermatology, acupuncture, and many other disciplines.

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Veterinary Surgeon Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £21,500.

The average salary in 2009 was £32,667, based on 27 respondents (a difference of 52% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £31,578, based on 50 respondents (a difference of -3% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £37,575, based on 28 respondents (a difference of 19% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £36,058, based on 11 respondents (a difference of -4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Veterinary Surgeon based on all salary survey responses is: £33,300

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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 Surgeon is £18.76.

Assorted Veterinary Surgeon Salary Information

£32,000Yorkshire and North East8-March-20
£27,000Northern Ireland6-December-15
£30,000North West27-February-14
£30,000Yorkshire and North East8-December-13
£30,000South West26-November-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Veterinary Surgeon salary data

Veterinary Surgeon Salary By UK Region

£34,000South East
£36,150Yorkshire and North East
£53,000East of England
£28,080North West
£38,500South West

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Veterinary Surgeon, 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: £28,137 for a worker in their 20s, £36,765 (30s), £43,518 (40s) and £43,518 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Veterinary Surgeon 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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