Vet Salary in Ireland

€43,673
per year
per month
€3,640
per month
per year

Veterinary Surgeon - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Veterinary Surgeon is €43,673 gross per year (€3,640 gross per month), which is 1% lower than the national average salary in Ireland.
Pay Scale: A Veterinarian can expect an average starting salary of €24,868. The highest salaries can exceed €105,400.
€24,868
Low
€43,673
Average
€105,400
High
€2,070
Low
€3,640
Average
€8,780
High

Veterinary Surgeon Salary Range

Low
€24,868
Average
€43,673
Senior
€55,180
High
€105,400
Low
€2,070
Average
€3,640
Senior
€4,600
High
€8,780
Among Veterinarians register with the Veterinary Council of Ireland, new Veterinary Graduates and Vet Assistants tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Veterinary Surgeons who specialised in particular branches of veterinary medicine (eg. equine) or Partners in Vet Practices enjoy the highest salaries.

Veterinary Surgeon - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Equine Vet Surgeon€50K/year
+14% 
Small Animal Vet Surgeon€42K/year
 -5%
Vet Graduate€25K/year
 -43%

Veterinary Surgeon - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

A newly qualified Veterinary Surgeon with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €25,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Vet with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €41,000, while a Senior Veterinary Surgeon with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €55,000. Veterinarians with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €70,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Veterinary Surgeon

Late Career▲ +60%
Senior▲ +26%
Average Salary€43,673/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -43%

Gender Breakdown

Female
53%
Male
47%

Veterinary Surgeon - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Veterinary Surgeon jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Veterinary Surgeon

How much does a Veterinary Surgeon make in Ireland?
A Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland earns an average of €43,673 gross per year, which is about €3,640 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Veterinary Surgeon updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland is around €24,868 gross per year. New Veterinary Graduates and Vet Assistants usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Veterinary Surgeon in Ireland can reach and exceed €105,400 gross per year. Veterinary Surgeons who specialised in particular branches of veterinary medicine (eg. equine) or Partners in Vet Practices usually have the highest salaries.
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