Licensed Veterinary Technician Salary

A Licensed Veterinary Technician earns an average wage of $15.99 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.

$24,038 - $57,193
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$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,758
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$12.00 - $21.18
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MEDIAN: $16.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,038 - $57,193  
   
Bonus
$122.99 - $1,077  
Total Pay (?
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$25,236 - $46,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $21.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$17.65 - $30.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$122.99 - $1,077  
   
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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$25,236 - $46,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Veterinary Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Veterinary Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Veterinary Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 192 salaries. A Licensed Veterinary Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,541

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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 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency Medicine
▲24%

Medicine / Surgery
▲19%

Dental
▲17%

▲13%

▲11%


Anesthesia
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 40%
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