Here’s the next batch of relief rates survey results for you, hot off the presses!

Earlier in the year, we surveyed all our veterinarian and technician members. We listed a number of salary ranges and then asked: Which range best represents the average going hourly rate in the state(s) you practice? (Note: We specifically did not ask members what they charge themselves. We know people can be shy about disclosing that info, so we focused on their understanding of typical rates.)

We have four batches of juicy results for you: general practice rates for vets, general practice rates for techs, emergency rates for vets, and emergency rates for techs.

The second batch, emergency rates for vets, is below. The survey was sent to over 2,500 members and shared in relief vet social media groups; 371 vets weighed in on this question. Just as with our results on GP relief vets, the highest numbers of responses came from Florida (65), California (47), and Texas (39). Numerous areas had low response numbers, including Arkansas (1), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), North Dakota (1), Vermont (1), Washington, D.C. (1), Delaware (2), Iowa (2), Maine (2), Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Utah (2), and Wyoming (2).

Are the results for your state what you expected? How does your state compare to the others? Send your thoughts and comments to [email protected]!

In case you missed it, here’s the link to our first batch of results: REVEALED: What GP relief vets get paid in every state

Survey results: What’s the going rate for ER relief vets in your state?

Alabama (3 responses)

Alaska (5 responses)

Arizona (14 responses)

Arkansas (1 response)


California (47 responses)

Colorado (15 responses)

Connecticut (9 responses)

Delaware (2 responses)

Florida (65 responses)

Georgia (19 responses)

Hawaii (4 responses)

Idaho (5 responses)

Illinois (10 responses)

Indiana (10 responses)

Iowa (2 responses)

Kansas (3 responses)

Kentucky (8 responses)

Louisiana (5 responses)

Maine (2 responses)

Maryland (7 responses)

Massachusetts (11 responses)

Michigan (11 responses)

Minnesota (1 response)

Mississippi (1 response)

Missouri (3 responses)

Montana (2 responses)

Nebraska (2 responses)

Nevada (4 responses)

New Hampshire (4 responses)

New Jersey (7 responses)

New Mexico (4 responses)

New York (16 responses)

North Carolina (16 responses)

North Dakota (1 response)

Ohio (5 responses)

Oklahoma (6 responses)

Oregon (13 responses)

Pennsylvania (14 responses)

Rhode Island (3 responses)

South Carolina (10 responses)

South Dakota (4 responses)

Tennessee (10 responses)

Texas (39 responses)

Utah (2 responses)

Vermont (1 response)

Virginia (20 responses)

Washington (18 responses)

Washington, D.C. (1 response)

West Virginia (3 responses)

Wisconsin (6 responses)

Wyoming (2 responses)