Licensed Veterinary Technician Salary

A Licensed Veterinary Technician earns an average wage of $15.41 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Dentistry and Critical Care. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$23,907 - $48,479
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,124
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$11.85 - $20.62
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,907 - $48,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$24,741 - $45,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $20.62  
   
Overtime
$17.91 - $31.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$24,741 - $45,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 611
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Job Description for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed veterinary technicians work under the supervision of veterinarians, just as a dental technician might work under a dentist. They may work for a variety of employers, including veterinarians' offices, pet hospitals, zoos, and animal shelters. They may also work in laboratories dealing with X-rays, blood samples, and performing other lab tests.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician Tasks

  • Maintain equipment within a veterinarian's laboratory.
  • May have duties explaining to patient owners the nature of treatments and procedures.
  • Perform tests and administer medical treatments under supervision of a veterinarian.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,947

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Experience Affects Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

Dentistry
up arrow 21%

Critical Care
up arrow 15%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 4%

Anesthesia
up arrow 3%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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