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Veterinary Nurse Salary

A Veterinary Nurse earns an average wage of $13.32 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
$9.76 - $19.31
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $19.31  
   
Overtime
$15.20 - $35.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $257.60  
   
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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$20,158 - $48,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Veterinary Nurse

A veterinary nurse works with veterinarians to ensure that clients' pets are properly cared for and have their health needs met.

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Veterinary Nurse Tasks

  • Clean and sanitize rooms, equipment and tools.
  • Prepare animals and perform procedures.
  • Analyze samples and interpret results.
  • Interact with animals and clients to document health, symptoms and concerns.
  • Review inventory and place orders for stock.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 37%