Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary

Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians pull down an average of $14.53 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, over one-half have medical insurance and just under one in three receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,282 - $59,180
$23K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,544
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$11.35 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $14.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,282 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $2,469  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$1,002  
Total Pay (?
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$24,001 - $40,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $18.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$16.62 - $28.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$102.13 - $2,469  
   
Commission
$1,002  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$24,001 - $40,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 930

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With a median salary of $34K, VCA Animal Hospital offers Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $25K and are capped at $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,157

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Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+26 percent), Houston (+10 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians in St. Louis earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
▲12%

▲1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲1%

Phlebotomy
▼0%

Radiology
▼0%

Medicine / Surgery
▼0%

Critical Care
▼0%

Surgery
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 45%