Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $16.00 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $15.57 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.50 per hour) can be spotted in Waltham, Mass.; Philadelphia, Pa. (around $21.43), New York, N.Y. ($21.00), and Seattle, Wash. (about $18.59) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($15.48) in Minneapolis, Minn., one of the lowest-paid cities. BluePearl Veterinary Partners workers in Pennsylvania earn the most — $21.30 per hour on average.
Recruiting Specialists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $20.30 per hour — though Veterinary Technologists, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, and Customer Service Coordinators also do fairly well at around $17.02, approximately $16.76, and $16.55, respectively. Registered Veterinary Technicians at BluePearl Veterinary Partners do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($15.65 on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Veterinary Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $21.73 per hour. The best paid folks at BluePearl Veterinary Partners have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $19.44 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Phlebotomy; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $17.29 per hour. Anesthesia is a popular skill in the BluePearl Veterinary Partners workforce; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Radiology, Client Interaction, and Critical Care round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
One in five workers have paid vacation, and only about one in ten workers can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. A strong majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include pets/dog at work, pet health insurance, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.