Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary

An average Mid-Career Veterinary Technician can expect to take home roughly $14.23 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 just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one in three. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,444 - $50,684
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,942
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$10.79 - $17.86
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,444 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $721  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $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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$22,733 - $39,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $17.86  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $27.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $721  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $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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$22,733 - $39,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 831
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Veterinary Technician


Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at VCA Antech, where the average salary comes to $36K.

Banfield, The Pet Hospital offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $25K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $22K to $33K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians that is 36 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent) and Houston (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Austin and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salaries

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

Medicine / Surgery
0%

Critical Care
0%

National Average
$30,000

Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 44%
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