Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Veterinary Technician is $11.94 per hour. A skill in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$20,035 - $44,900
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,748
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$9.33 - $15.90
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,035 - $44,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $1,973  
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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$19,753 - $35,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $15.90  
   
Overtime
$13.45 - $24.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $1,973  
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).
)
$19,753 - $35,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 15%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 3%

Anesthesia
up arrow 2%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$26,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 52%