A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $15.62 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$23,603 - $50,941
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$24K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,999
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$11.21 - $20.69
(Median)
$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,603 - $50,941  
   
Bonus
$100.94 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$475.00  
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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$23,602 - $46,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $20.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.72  
Overtime
$16.06 - $32.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.94 - $1,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$475.00  
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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$23,602 - $46,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 945
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Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

The primary job of a registered veterinarian technician, (commonly known as vet techs) is to provide comfort and care to sick or injured animals. A vet tech works under a veterinarian, assisting them with day-to-day work. These technicians work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, 24-hour animal hospitals, animal shelters, labs, research facilities, zoos, and rescue agencies.

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,262

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Experience Affects Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Internal Medicine
up arrow 35%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 13%


Dentistry
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Anesthesia
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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