Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salary (United States)

A Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) earns an average wage of $14.32 per hour. A skill in Dentistry is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salary (?
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$23,440 - $46,092
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MEDIAN: $31,754
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Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salary (?
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$10.36 - $18.18
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,440 - $46,092  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,358 - $39,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $18.18  
   
Overtime
$14.91 - $27.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,358 - $39,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 603
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Job Description for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

  • Assist with procedures and examinations.
  • Provide paperwork and summaries to owners and veterinaries.
  • Administer vaccines and medications, dress wounds, and perform dental cleanings.
  • Interact with owners and animals to collect and convey information.
  • Perform imaging and diagnostic tests and interpret results.

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Pay Difference By Location

Colorado Springs
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Boston
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Portland
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Phoenix
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Chicago
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St. Paul
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Tampa
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Philadelphia
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$30,000
Tucson
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Denver
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Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)?
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in Flora:
"The Good, The Bad, The Ugly."
Pros: Meeting the pets, surgery, the clients, saving lives is awesome!
Cons: Pay is horrible. People treat you like dirt. No benefits. Corporation runs you into the ground. Management doesn't care.

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Experience Affects Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salaries

Dentistry
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Surgery
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Anesthesia
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Phlebotomy
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 39%