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Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Veterinary Technician is $11.87 per hour.
Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (?
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$19,987 - $44,900
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MEDIAN: $29,480
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Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (?
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$9.28 - $15.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,987 - $44,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.25  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,350  
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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$19,586 - $34,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $15.78  
   
Overtime
$13.62 - $24.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.25  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,350  
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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$19,586 - $34,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 896
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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Tampa
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Houston
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Jacksonville
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National Average
$25,000
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Cincinnati
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Colorado Springs
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Raleigh
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Veterinary Technician Advice

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Veterinary Technician in Knoxville:
"Not much room for advancement - becomes stagnant."
Be prepared to work long hours with not a lot of pay and most likely not a lot of benefits.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Phlebotomy
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Anesthesia
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Critical Care
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Radiology
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Surgery
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Client Interaction
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National Average
$25,000
Medicine / Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 53%