Registered Veterinary Technicians earn the highest median pay at $16.99 per hour, followed by Licensed Veterinary Technicians ($15.28), Certified Veterinary Technicians (approximately $15.13), and Veterinary Technicians (around $12.55). Customer Service Representatives at VCA Animal Hospital do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($9.61 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $17.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Fairfax, Va. (approximately $11.48), Tacoma, Wash. ($11.48), and San Diego, Calif. (around $11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $9.85) is Portland, Ore. VCA Animal Hospital workers in Pennsylvania earn the most — about $15.70 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $13.36 per hour on average. The largest slice of the VCA Animal Hospital workforce (51 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $11.09 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Veterinary Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $17.49 per hour. VCA Animal Hospital compensates Associate of Science (AS), Veterinary Technology-holders the most at $16.72 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Radiology; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $14.78 per hour. Anesthesia is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Client Interaction, Phlebotomy, and Medicine / Surgery round out the set of key employee skills.
At VCA Animal Hospital, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, VCA Animal Hospital has room for improvement — only 37 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. More than half of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and around half get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are pets/dog at work, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.