Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salary

A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $15.66 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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$22,611 - $50,459
$23K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,703
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$11.34 - $20.81
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MEDIAN: $15.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,611 - $50,459  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $1,658  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$23,791 - $46,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $20.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.72  
Overtime
$16.26 - $33.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$102.56 - $1,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$23,791 - $46,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,345

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Key Stats for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

▲20%

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$33,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Internal Medicine
▲35%

Emergency Medicine
▲12%


Dentistry
▲4%



▲2%

▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$33,000


Phlebotomy
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 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: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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