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‘Vet salaries are falling behind others’

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By Josh Loeb and Eleanor Brad

Average vet salaries are ‘pretty crap’, a top equine vet has said.

How other jobs match up

  • Aldi area manager: The budget supermarket’s graduate programme offers a salary of £44,000, plus a company car, rising to £76,495 after five years.

  • Train driver (London Underground): The average base pay of a Tube driver is £55,000, but most drivers on the London Underground earn between £60,000 and £70,000 in ‘total remuneration’, which also includes overtime, bonuses and pension contributions.

  • Train driver (mainline railway): The average annual base pay of a train driver is £54,184, according to aggregator Glassdoor, but some drivers can earn significantly more than that. Virgin Trains offers £53,826 per annum, rising incrementally to a maximum of £67,486 after one year.

  • GP: The minimum annual salary for a full-time salaried GP working 37.5 hours or nine sessions per week is currently £57,655 (plus London weighting for those working in London). The Doctors and …

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