Wages & salaries Survey

This survey is a complete analysis of all types of employees within the veterinary industry. The comparison results are delivered on a total hourly rate package basis.

This hourly rate is inclusive of all wages and salaries paid for i.e. gross income, superannuation and fringe benefits. Each employee will have a direct comparison with identical employment groups.

What is the purpose of the survey?

In this day and age we all have access to information that specifies the ‘minimum’ amount that we should be paying our staff. In reality the amounts that we pay our staff are often not the legal minimums but rather a reflection of what we as employers feel that our staff are worth.

This is your opportunity to see and compare the ‘actual’ amounts being paid throughout the veterinary industry.

The MPV Wages & Salary Survey will provide accurate amounts for each employment group based on a total per hour package. This will include gross pay, superannuation and additional fringe benefits.
The employed groups included for this survey are:

  1. Veterinarians
  2. Veterinary nurses
  3. Animal attendants
  4. Reception & office staff
  5. Practice managers & bookkeepers

These include full-time, part-time, casual or locum and will include breakdown of age or qualification based wages for each group when applicable.

Benefit of participation

  1. Direct comparison of your practice wage rates
  2. The ‘total package’ approach is simple and easy to see the end result
  3. Reduces staff loss because of perceived pay issues
  4. Allows you the comfort of knowing where you stand relative to the rest of the industry
  5. Gives you evidence of industry standards for pay and incentive negotiations

What information do I need to provide?

This survey requires that you fill in three items of information about staff members:

  1.  The total wages / salaries paid during the financial year according to your group certificates
  2. The additional amounts actually paid as superannuation or fringe benefits but not included on group certificates
  3. The hours that the employee worked for the period

Note: This survey does not require that a staff member is personally identified. MPV Consulting has included a staff ID option to allow you to internally distinguish between staff members. This could include identification as: numbers, initials, pseudonym names etc.

What will I receive in return?

You will receive a clear document with detailed information relating to two areas:

  1. A direct comparison of each staff member to the industry average for the type of employment groups that you have specified
  2. Industry performance information for both the total veterinary industry and performance results for your own profile groups

How do you participate?

The MPV Wages & Salaries Survey is an electronic only survey. What this means is that the only method of participation is via the electronic sheets that are distributed by email or can be downloaded from the download section of the MPV Consulting website. The reason for this is that in order to both reduce the cost to you and to minimise data entry errors, you can easily download the electronic form, complete & save it and email back. It is a very simple procedure that does not involve any previous computer knowledge other than the ability to create an attachment to an email.


At MPV Consulting we are aware of issues of confidentiality for all the surveys that we do. All practice owners who participate in any survey have an assurance from MPV Consulting that the information that they supply is treated in a totally confidential manner.

The Wages & Salaries Survey has its own unique needs for confidentiality of which we are fully aware. We request that you supply two items that will enable us to maintain your participation confidentiality:

  1. The name of a confidential contact person whom we can contact should MPV Consulting have any queries
  2. Either a secure email facility to which we can email results OR a suitable postal address

Note: all postal results will be placed in a sealed envelope addressed personally to the Confidential Contact and will be clearly marked as “Private & Confidential”.


Current Surveys 2020

BBVet YOUR Portal: is a FREE  private portal where practice owner & managers can access everything to do with their clinic PRIVATELY. This includes survey downloads, uploads, results (both current & historical) and much more. If your clinic does not currently have access to this private portal or you have lost it please contact MPV Consulting:
Email: rob@mpvconsulting.com.au
Phone: 07 3040 6227

Employee Hourly Rate Survey 2020
 A truly worthwhile survey!
Completed but still ready for more!

The MPV Employee Hourly Rate Survey is our second most popular survey. Our goal is to help YOU to understand what is fair and reasonable pay for your staff!
The reality is that the veterinary industry is reasonably small and there is significant communication between members of the profession. Your staff are probably more likely to talk about their pay situations to their colleagues than to you.The biggest advantage is that this survey allows you as an employer to know what the market is paying before you enter into negotiations with staff regarding their wages.
 "It would help my staff appraisals knowing what other practices pay their staff!" Could be you!

You can still participate - Contact Us

Fees Survey 2020
One of our most popular and valuable survey!
Survey Completed
As one of our regular survey users said:
"I just don't understand why everyone does not participate in the Fees Survey, Fees are so crucial to practice performance. It is a no brainer!"

You can still participate - Contact Us
Survey Closes: Now closed

This survey will open 1st November 2020
If you want to know what represents good profit, know what you as a partner or business owner should be earning, know where you are going right or wrong, then this is the survey for you! You will truly learn where you stand in the big picture along with the tools to identify where changes are required.
"In my opinion this is the most important and valuable survey we offer!"
Rob White

(Available any time)
Need to find out what your veterinary practice is worth?
Maybe it is time to perform an MPV Practice Appraisal on your business!

Every practice should know what their practice is worth. If it is worth as much as you think then that is a good outcome. If it is not worth as much as you think then it is time to do something about it! How would you know unless you get an independent such as MPV Consulting to calculate the value for you.
Click here: To download Appraisal application form
Price update:  the MPV Self-Evaluation Appraisal price is $1950.00 inclusive of gst.