Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary

Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians can expect to earn an average of $14.25 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and approximately one in three claim dental coverage as well. Most Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,099 - $50,582
(Median)
$23K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $31,626
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$10.98 - $17.95
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,099 - $50,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $813  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$2,358  
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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$23,191 - $39,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $17.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.13  
Overtime
$15.47 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $813  
   
Commission
$2,358  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$23,191 - $39,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,084
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VCA Antech pays the most with a median salary of $33K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $27K to a high of $68K.

Banfield, The Pet Hospital offers the least pay with a median salary of $26K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,524

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and San Antonio (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (16 percent lower) and Miami (8 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Anesthesia
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Surgery
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Phlebotomy
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Radiology
0%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

Critical Care
0%

National Average
$31,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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