Nearing the top of the pay scale are Registered Veterinary Technicians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Certified Veterinary Technicians, and Veterinary Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at $16.99 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $15.71, $15.00, and approximately $12.38, respectively. With salaries averaging $10.00, Customer Service Representatives are among the lowest paid at VCA Animal Hospital.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.38 per hour) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; San Jose, Calif. (around $15.70), Tacoma, Wash. ($14.50), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. At $9.50, Portland, Ore. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across VCA Animal Hospital's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home approximately $15.22 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.21 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.03 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Veterinary Technicians, who make about $17.49 per hour. At VCA Animal Hospital, employees who hold an Associate of Science (AS), Veterinary Technology receive the highest pay at around $16.72.
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 $15.01 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Anesthesia; a majority consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Medicine / Surgery, Phlebotomy, and Client Interaction as well.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at VCA Animal Hospital; the company rewards only 36 percent with paid vacation time and only 29 percent with sick leave. A little more than half of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other advantages of working at VCA Animal Hospital are pets/dog at work, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.