Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Veterinary Technician is $11.81 per hour.
Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (?
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$20,364 - $45,000
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MEDIAN: $29,874
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Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary (?
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$9.25 - $15.77
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,364 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.22  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,474  
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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$19,554 - $34,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $15.77  
   
Overtime
$13.59 - $24.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.22  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $1,474  
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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$19,554 - $34,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
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Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Tampa
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$25,000
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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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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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