Becoming a Veterinary Scientists via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering veterinary courses to train individuals to become top-notch veterinarians, animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, veterinarians, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 2,190 people employed as animal scientists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $64,510. Veterinarians make on average $90,110 per year and there are about 54,130 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Veterinary Scientists Salary Information

Category: Animal scientists

Total # Employed in the US 2,190
Average Hourly Wage: $31.02/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15.25 $19.68 $27.38 $39.68 $51.77
Average Yearly Salary $64,510
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$31,730 $40,930 $56,960 $82,540 $107,680
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.5% 4.2% 8.9% 7.5% 41.4% 23.4% 14.2%
Animal scientists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Mississippi $50.84/hr $105,750
North Dakota $38.64/hr $80,370
New Hampshire $32.86/hr $68,350
Louisiana $32.77/hr $68,170
Maine $32.55/hr $67,700
Maryland $31.25/hr $65,010
Michigan $30.43/hr $63,300
South Dakota $30.25/hr $62,930
Hawaii $27.81/hr $57,850
Wyoming $27.67/hr $57,540
Nebraska $26.79/hr $55,720
South Carolina $24.75/hr $51,490
Nevada $22.75/hr $47,310
West Virginia $17.83/hr $37,080


Category: Veterinarians

Total # Employed in the US 54,130
Average Hourly Wage: $43.32/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$22.92 $30.18 $38.71 $50.57 $68.71
Average Yearly Salary $90,110
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$47,670 $62,770 $80,510 $105,190 $142,910
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.1% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 1.3% 1.7% 96.1%
Veterinarians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $56.33/hr $117,170
Delaware $55.84/hr $116,150
Hawaii $50.74/hr $105,540
Colorado $48.05/hr $99,940
Washington $47.9/hr $99,630
District of Columbia $47.74/hr $99,290
Wyoming $47.71/hr $99,240
Utah $47.68/hr $99,170
Indiana $47.13/hr $98,020
Oklahoma $47.06/hr $97,890
Virginia $46.08/hr $95,840
Mississippi $46.01/hr $95,710
Maryland $45.68/hr $95,020
Nebraska $44.93/hr $93,440
Oregon $44.88/hr $93,350
Florida $44.3/hr $92,150
Guam $43.92/hr $91,350
Montana $43.67/hr $90,830
South Carolina $43.55/hr $90,590
Kentucky $43.47/hr $90,430
North Carolina $43.31/hr $90,090
Missouri $41.31/hr $85,930
Kansas $40.9/hr $85,070
Puerto Rico $39.71/hr $82,590
Michigan $39.63/hr $82,430
Massachusetts $39.39/hr $81,930
New York $39.18/hr $81,490
Idaho $38.98/hr $81,080
Tennessee $38.5/hr $80,080
Alaska $38.12/hr $79,290
South Dakota $38.06/hr $79,160
Nevada $38.03/hr $79,100
Maine $37.54/hr $78,090
Arkansas $37.41/hr $77,800
Wisconsin $37.16/hr $77,280
Alabama $36.45/hr $75,810
California $35.94/hr $74,750
Connecticut $35.9/hr $74,670
Iowa $35.46/hr $73,760
New Hampshire $34.43/hr $71,600
New Mexico $34.3/hr $71,330
West Virginia $33.99/hr $70,690
Pennsylvania $33.22/hr $69,090
Ohio $31.3/hr $65,110
Louisiana $31.24/hr $64,990
New Jersey $29.06/hr $60,430


Category: Veterinary technologists and technicians

Total # Employed in the US 79,200
Average Hourly Wage: $14.7/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$9.7 $11.54 $14.08 $17.25 $20.71
Average Yearly Salary $30,580
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$20,180 $23,990 $29,280 $35,880 $43,080
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.5% 27.8% 34.1% 19.0% 14.1% 1.4% 1.1%
Veterinary technologists and technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $17.48/hr $36,360
Oklahoma $17.43/hr $36,250
Florida $17.39/hr $36,160
Colorado $17.17/hr $35,720
New York $16.95/hr $35,260
Missouri $16.81/hr $34,970
North Dakota $16.11/hr $33,500
Nebraska $16.06/hr $33,400
Montana $15.96/hr $33,190
Alaska $15.47/hr $32,190
Virginia $15.46/hr $32,160
North Carolina $15.11/hr $31,420
Ohio $15.07/hr $31,340
Kansas $15.07/hr $31,340
District of Columbia $15.03/hr $31,250
Mississippi $15.02/hr $31,250
Puerto Rico $14.89/hr $30,960
New Hampshire $14.68/hr $30,530
Utah $14.55/hr $30,270
Kentucky $14.41/hr $29,980
Tennessee $14.4/hr $29,950
Michigan $14.32/hr $29,780
Connecticut $14.24/hr $29,620
Maine $14.22/hr $29,580
Louisiana $14.13/hr $29,390
South Carolina $14.13/hr $29,400
Indiana $14.06/hr $29,240
Hawaii $13.58/hr $28,250
Washington $13.54/hr $28,170
Pennsylvania $13.38/hr $27,830
New Jersey $13.22/hr $27,500
Wyoming $13.18/hr $27,420
West Virginia $13.1/hr $27,240
Arkansas $13.09/hr $27,240
Nevada $12.79/hr $26,610
Guam $12.75/hr $26,530
Oregon $12.75/hr $26,510
Maryland $12.71/hr $26,430
New Mexico $12.66/hr $26,330
Iowa $12.54/hr $26,080
Alabama $12.41/hr $25,810
South Dakota $12.35/hr $25,680
Wisconsin $12.01/hr $24,970
California $12/hr $24,960
Idaho $11.91/hr $24,770
Massachusetts $11.39/hr $23,700


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