Why is “Total Compensation” Important in Veterinary and Nonprofit Jobs?

Salary is important, but don’t forget how much your benefits can influence your spending, savings, and wealth. Especially if you’re looking for jobs in local nonprofits and jobs in the veterinary industry, understanding all aspects of your pay is incredibly important.

According to indeed.com, “Total compensation includes the base salary, but it also includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary.”

Some of the benefits that employees find valuable at DoveLewis include:

  • Paid time off
  • Student loan repayment
  • Health insurance, including $0 mental health copays
  • Work from home options
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee assistance programs that offer legal advice, counseling and other services
  • Veterinary discounts
  • Referral rewards

Veterinarians, technicians, and local nonprofits are competing for employees, so it’s easy to focus only on bonuses and base pay when you’re applying.

Indeed.com advises, “When comparing positions, it is important to compare the total compensation package rather than just the base salary.”

Interested in a job in veterinary medicine, customer service, or nonprofit management? DoveLewis in Portland, Oregon is hiring. 

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Tess Payne


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