Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $14.22 per hour.

$20,752 - $41,217
$21K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,911
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$10.74 - $18.38
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.37
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$0$41K
Salary $20,752 - $41,217
Bonus $101.93 - $1,544
Profit Sharing $688
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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$22,375 - $40,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.74 - $18.38
Overtime $15.17 - $27.90
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $101.93 - $1,544
Profit Sharing $688
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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$22,375 - $40,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 542

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National Average: $30,396

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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Austin:
"Strive to be better always."
Always strive to better yourself academically and in knowledge.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Woodland Hills:
"Don't do this for the money."
There is no money to be made in veterinary medicine if you work for someone else.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Laguna Niguel:
"Work of passion (lots of work, not paid well)"
Make sure that you have some financial back up- if you work at small animal practice you won't be able to pay your bills. Pet sitting is a great supplemental income...

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Oakland:
"All pets come with humans."
Let it be known you have to deal with people not only the pets :) Very satisfying career choice overall, wouldnt change it for the world.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Lafayette:
"The pay raise scale is minimal and being on-call is a burden."
Make sure you are your own advocate for pay, benefits, and treatment on the job by peers and supervisors.

Key Stats for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
▲6%

Surgery
▲1%

Critical Care
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Anesthesia
▼1%

▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 46%
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