Veterinarian Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Veterinarian Assistant is $10.30 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 Total Pay (?
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$19,850 - $50,684
(Median)
20K
29K
38K
51K
MEDIAN: $29,116
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Veterinarian Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.02 - $15.02
(Median)
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15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,850 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
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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$16,927 - $33,043  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $15.02  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $23.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
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).
)
$16,927 - $33,043  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Experience Affects Veterinarian Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 57%
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