Veterinary technicians make good money

Veterinarian salary

At the beginning of your career as a veterinarian, there is a high probability that you will take a position as a doctoral student or as an intern at a university clinic or as an assistant veterinarian in a private practice or clinic. Especially for the doctoral positions that you need if you want to acquire the doctorate and the internships that are required for the acquisition of a specialist doctorate, the wages are at basement level. We are talking about a veterinarian's salary, which is sometimes well below 1,000 euros gross - with working hours of 40-50 hours a week, which also includes night and emergency service. So it happens that a veterinarian with a doctorate works for a gross income of 600-800 euros.

As an assistant veterinarian, on the other hand, you can expect a significantly higher salary, at least in comparison. As a employed veterinarian, you earn on average between 2000 and 2500 euros gross. There are clear differences between the fields of activity. It is best to have veterinarians in practices for farm animals. Here the top gross wage of 2850 euros is paid. Doctors in equine clinics or practices earn a little less. Here the average wage is 2500 euros a month. Small veterinarians bring up the rear with an average earnings of 2300 euros. The differences are easy to explain: the competition among small animal practices is significantly higher than among doctors for farm animals. The wage differences between veterinarians are also clear - men earn up to 500 euros more per month.

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