Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Veterinary Technician is $12.04 per hour.

$19,910 - $45,509

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$9.38 - $15.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,910 - $45,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
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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$19,901 - $35,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $15.83  
   
Overtime
$13.42 - $24.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
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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$19,901 - $35,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
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Veterinary Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Veterinary Technician in Weaverville:
"Lack of Benefits/ Pay."
Get all of the hands on you can. It is very difficult to come out of Tech school with no experience. My benefit is that I have 28 years of experience, but no certificate, but still makes me more valuable (pay etc.). Can be fast paced, but fun and rewarding helping the animals. Dental cleanings are some of the most rewarding and healthy things we can do for our pets. Overall, I am satisfied with being an animal advocate to sick and wounded animals.

Veterinary Technician in Houston:
It's a dirty job that requires lots of hard work. You deal with lots of blood, poop, urine, vomit, and parasites. Not all animals are nice and not all owners care for their animals. You need to be strong, patient, and thick skinned. Vet techs work long hours and spend most of their time standing. It can be a very rewarding job.

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)
up arrow 10%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Anesthesia
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Surgery
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Radiology
0%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$26,000

Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 53%
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