Veterinary Assistant Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Veterinary Assistant is C$12.43 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Veterinary Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$19,271 - C$36,065
(Median)
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MEDIAN: C$29,076
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Veterinary Assistant Total Pay (?
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C$10.32 - C$16.03
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MEDIAN: C$12.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$13KC$26KC$39K
Salary
C$19,271 - C$36,065  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$402.68  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$21,289 - C$34,058  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$8C$16C$24
Hourly Rate
C$10.32 - C$16.03  
   
Overtime
C$0.00 - C$22.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$16KC$32KC$48K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$402.68  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
C$21,289 - C$34,058  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Pay Difference By Location

Toronto
up arrow 12%
National Average
C$26,000
Ottawa
up arrow 2%
Winnipeg
up arrow 5%
Vancouver
up arrow 7%
Calgary
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Veterinary Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Veterinary Assistant?
Veterinary Assistant in Campbell River:
Pros: Rewarding.
Cons: Other employees look down on you for not having education, some clients are rude, some pets are fractious, you do a LOT of cleaning (glorified janitor)

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Experience Affects Veterinary Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
C$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
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Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 57%
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