Veterinarian Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Veterinarian Assistant is $10.32 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Veterinarian Assistant Salary (?
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$19,922 - $50,000
(Median)
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28K
35K
50K
MEDIAN: $28,431
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Veterinarian Assistant Salary (?
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$8.02 - $15.14
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,922 - $50,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$16,922 - $33,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $15.14  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $23.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$16,922 - $33,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 56%
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