Licensed Veterinary Technician Salary (United States)

A Licensed Veterinary Technician earns an average wage of $15.07 per hour.
Licensed Veterinary Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,110 - $55,000
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MEDIAN: $35,083
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Licensed Veterinary Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.31 - $19.59
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,110 - $55,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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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$23,955 - $43,869  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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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$23,955 - $43,869  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Seattle
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National Average
$32,000
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Experience Affects Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

Anesthesia
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Client Interaction
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 38%
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