Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salary

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

$20,909 - $40,134
$21K
$30K
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MEDIAN: $29,808
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$10.37 - $18.24
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MEDIAN: $14.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,909 - $40,134  
   
Bonus
$147.40 - $1,500  
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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$21,878 - $39,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $18.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$14.94 - $27.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$147.40 - $1,500  
   
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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$21,878 - $39,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 526

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National Average: $30,209

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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
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
▲6%

Surgery
▲2%

Critical Care
▲1%

Anesthesia
▼0%

National Average
$30,000


▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 47%