Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary

The average Mid-Career Veterinary Technician can expect to rake in roughly $14.25 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by one in three. The majority of Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $33K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $27K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $68K.

Employees at Banfield, The Pet Hospital take home the smallest paychecks, and $26K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $23K and quickly nearing the top at only $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,524

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians that is 38 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 (+23 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and San Antonio (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians is geography, with workers in St. Louis earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Phlebotomy
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Radiology
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Medicine / Surgery
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Critical Care
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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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