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Veterinarian Assistant Salary

Median pay for Veterinarian Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.80 per hour. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while close to one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. Female Veterinarian Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, Veterinarian Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,922 - $47,500
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,282
10%
50%
90%

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$8.20 - $15.13
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,922 - $47,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
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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$17,225 - $36,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
   
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).
)
$17,225 - $36,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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Job Description for Veterinarian Assistant

  • Maintain animals, including feeding, cleaning, administering drugs and documenting care.
  • Support examinations by obtaining data and ensuring a safe environment.
  • Inventory equipment and medications to determine ordering needs and availability.
  • Interact with animals, staff and owners to determine care plans move animals to designated locations.
  • Train owners in drug administration, preventative maintenance and post-procedure care.

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Experience Affects Veterinarian Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 56%
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