Veterinary Nurse Salary

A Veterinary Nurse earns an average wage of $14.87 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$16,887 - $70,710
(Median)
$17K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,973
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90%

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$9.55 - $24.83
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$16,887 - $70,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$18,947 - $70,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$6.55 - $38.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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).
)
$18,947 - $70,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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