Average Hourly Rate for VCA Animal Hospital Employees

VCA Animal Hospital workers earn an average of $12.48 per hour normally and $16.86 during overtime hours. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for VCA Animal Hospital workers, followed by where you live and your experience level. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bringing in the most money are Registered Veterinary Technicians — their earnings average $16.99 per hour. Licensed Veterinary Technicians are a close second at $15.28 along with Certified Veterinary Technicians (approximately $15.00) and Veterinary Technicians (around $12.42). Earning only $9.61 on average, Customer Service Representatives make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.38 per hour) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; San Jose, Calif. (approximately $15.70), Tacoma, Wash. ($11.48), and Anchorage, Alaska (around $11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Portland, Ore. — at $9.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average VCA Animal Hospital employee makes $15.22 per hour.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.68 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $11.02 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Veterinary Technicians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $17.49 per hour. VCA Animal Hospital provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Science (AS), Veterinary Technology — these employees rake in $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 around $14.68 per hour. A common skill in VCA Animal Hospital's work force is Anesthesia; the greater part of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Phlebotomy, Client Interaction, and Medicine / Surgery.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at VCA Animal Hospital can sometimes lack paid time off; a third of respondents get paid vacation days, and 28 percent receive paid sick leave. VCA Animal Hospital sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of respondents, and for about one-half of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are pets/dog at work, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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