The average wage for a Veterinary Technician is $13.40 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Veterinary Technician Total Pay (?
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$21,182 - $50,203
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MEDIAN: $30,601
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Veterinary Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.76 - $18.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,182 - $50,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,523 - $39,609  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $18.05  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $27.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,500  
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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$20,523 - $39,609  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,421
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Job Description for Veterinary Technician
A veterinary technician is responsible for charting medical data such as the animal's weight, eating habits, symptoms, or any other concerns the owner may have. The information taken by the technician is given to the veterinarian to help them effectively make a diagnosis. The veterinarian technician also helps keep the animal calm while it is being examined by the vet and secure the animal while the veterinarian administers any shots or other required treatments. The veterinarian technician also handles laboratory and diagnostic testing such as urine, stool, and blood samples; they also may administer certain medicines and explain their uses, benefits, and potential side effects to owners.
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Veterinary Technician Tasks
  • Collect samples and perform laboratory tests to detect pathogens, illness, or disease.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests, prepare medications, and log all activities.
  • Care for animals, including monitoring their behavior, administering medications or vaccines and first aid.
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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$29,000
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Experience Affects Veterinary Technician Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Critical Care
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Anesthesia
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Medicine / Surgery
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Surgery
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Radiology
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National Average
$29,000
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 48%
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