Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary
For Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians, hourly average wages total $14.48 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Technician
VCA Animal Hospital offers the best pay with a median salary of $34K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $24K and maxing out at just $41K.
Pay for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians is the lowest at Banfield, The Pet Hospital, which has a median salary of $27K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $35K.
Pay Difference by Location
Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians, 27 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), Houston (+15 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), and San Antonio (+5 percent). Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Orlando and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).