An Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $14.03 per hour.

$20,639 - $41,664
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $29,918
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$10.31 - $18.23
(Median)
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,639 - $41,664  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $1,611  
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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$21,739 - $39,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $18.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$14.92 - $27.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$103.04 - $1,611  
   
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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$21,739 - $39,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,914

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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 7%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Anesthesia
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

Radiology
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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