A Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Hospital earns an average wage of $14.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$9.83 - $17.85
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$14.28 - $27.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$20,823 - $41,071  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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VCA Animal Hospital Reviews

What is it like working as a Veterinary Technician at VCA Animal Hospital?

Veterinary Technician in San Bernardino:
"Overworked, underpaid, management expects more and more."
Pros: Coworkers are good people who are great at their jobs. Doctors are the best I have worked with.
Cons: Getting paid minimum wage for a loyal employee who is supposedly "praised" and has been working with the company for four years is unacceptable. Taking on massive amounts of responsibility for unfair compensation. Employees are strung along for raises that are well deserved. Benefits are expensive!! Management is never around. Too many expectations from already overworked and underpaid employees has meant high turn around rate.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Technician Salaries



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%



Radiology
up arrow 10%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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