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The mean salary for new graduates in the United States during 2010 was US$48,674 including nearly 50% going on to advanced study programs.[8] Those not continuing their studies made US$67,359 at first,[8] whereas vets in the United Kingdom earned slightly less with new graduate wages at an average of 25,000. The average income for private practice in the United States rose from $105,510 in 2005 to $115,447 in 2007. These increased values exceed those of public practice including uniformed services and government.[9] In Australia the profession wide average income was $67,000 in 2011 and this has declined compared to other professions for the past 30 years whilst graduate unemployment has doubled between 2006 and 2011.