An Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $14.12 per hour.

$20,597 - $40,620
$21K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,690
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$10.37 - $18.31
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MEDIAN: $14.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,597 - $40,620  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $1,578  
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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$21,880 - $39,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $18.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$15.02 - $27.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$146.81 - $1,578  
   
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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$21,880 - $39,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 556

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,001

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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 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 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
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 8%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Surgery
0%

National Average
$30,000



Radiology
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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