Average Hourly Rate for VCA Animal Hospital Employees

On average, VCA Animal Hospital employees receive $12.42 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $17.75. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and what you do at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at VCA Animal Hospital. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. (around $17.00), San Jose, Calif. ($12.48), and Fairfax, Va. ($11.48) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $9.12) is San Bernardino, Calif. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of about $15.66 per hour) in Pennsylvania.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at VCA Animal Hospital for between five and 10 years earn $14.61 per hour on average. The largest fraction of VCA Animal Hospital people (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $11.22 per hour on average.


Registered Veterinary Technicians rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $16.18 per hour; Certified Veterinary Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to $15.64, while Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technicians rank near the top as well (around $15.28 and $13.23, respectively). On the lower end are Receptionists at $10.99 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Veterinary Technicians earn $17.08 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. VCA Animal Hospital workers who hold a Certificate (Cert), Veterinary Technology are also well compensated, earning about $21.95 on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Critical Care; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $14.56 per hour. Anesthesia is a popular skill among VCA Animal Hospital workers, with just over a half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Radiology, Client Interaction, and Customer Service round out the set of key employee skills.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of VCA Animal Hospital's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Only 22 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Close to one-half of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and nearly one-half of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes pets/dog at work, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and company store discount.

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