A Veterinary Nurse earns an average wage of $15.39 per hour.

$16,913 - $119,195
(Median)
$17K
$50K
$120K
MEDIAN: $50,068
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50%
90%

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$9.50 - $41.11
(Median)
$9
$15
$41
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$16,913 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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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$19,760 - $112,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $41.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$10.07 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$19,760 - $112,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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