Average Hourly Rate for VCA Animal Hospital Employees

VCA Animal Hospital laborers see wages hovering around $12.41 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $16.77. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for VCA Animal Hospital workers, followed by your city and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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