Veterinarian Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Veterinarian Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $11.00 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to about two in five, and nearly one-sixth earn dental coverage. The majority of Veterinarian Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,850 - $48,040
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,000
10%
50%
90%

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$8.18 - $15.28
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,850 - $48,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $592  
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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$17,139 - $36,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.18 - $15.28  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $23.19  
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 - $592  
   
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).
)
$17,139 - $36,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 23 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 58%
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