Licensed Veterinary Technician Salary

A Licensed Veterinary Technician earns an average wage of $15.97 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Emergency Medicine, Medicine / Surgery, Dental, Surgery, and Dentistry. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$24,494 - $52,024
$24K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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$12.03 - $21.17
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MEDIAN: $15.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,494 - $52,024  
   
Bonus
$120.72 - $1,093  
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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$25,292 - $46,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $21.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$17.59 - $30.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$120.72 - $1,093  
   
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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$25,292 - $46,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589

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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

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

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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: $34,141

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Key Stats for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency Medicine
▲25%

Medicine / Surgery
▲20%

Dental
▲19%

Surgery
▲15%

Dentistry
▲14%


▲1%

▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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