Veterinary Nurse Salary

A Veterinary Nurse earns an average wage of $15.74 per hour.

$34,253 - $120,805
$34K
$55K
$120K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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50%
90%

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$9.70 - $25.17
$9
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,253 - $120,805  
   
Bonus
$25,050  
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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$20,660 - $101,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $25.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$10.07 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$25,050  
   
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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$20,660 - $101,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries. A Veterinary Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Veterinary Nurse

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 39%