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Veterinarian Assistant Salary (United States)

Most Veterinarian Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.49 per hour. Roughly two-fifths enjoy medical while nearly one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in ten. Work is enjoyable for Veterinarian Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Veterinarian Assistant Salary (?
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$19,922 - $50,000
(Median)
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29K
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MEDIAN: $29,135
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Veterinarian Assistant Salary (?
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$8.07 - $15.20
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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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$16,969 - $33,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $15.20  
   
Overtime
$11.15 - $23.75  
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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$16,969 - $33,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 23 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
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 58%