The average Mid-Career Veterinary Technician earns approximately $14.48 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Most Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,851 - $57,945
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$34K
$58K
MEDIAN: $34,175
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$11.38 - $18.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,851 - $57,945  
   
Bonus
$101.79 - $2,051  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Commission
$1,002  
Total Pay (?
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$23,938 - $40,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $18.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$16.89 - $28.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.79 - $2,051  
   
Commission
$1,002  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$23,938 - $40,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 971

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Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians in search of the best pay head to VCA Animal Hospital, where the median salary rolls in at $34K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $41K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $25K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,044

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For Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians is geography, with workers in St. Louis earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 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 150 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Phlebotomy
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 150 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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