Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salary

Pay for Veterinary Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.98 per hour. Most Veterinary Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly more than half, and just under a third earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Veterinary Technologists (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,932 - $48,085

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$9.42 - $17.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,932 - $48,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $685  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $1,500  
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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$19,940 - $40,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $17.83  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $28.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $685  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $1,500  
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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$19,940 - $40,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 627
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Job Description for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

A veterinary technologist/technician's main task is to assist a veterinarian in the diagnosis and preparation of an animal for treatment. He or she must be able to conduct tests such as X-rays, blood work, dental scans, and medical injections. While a veterinary technologist/technician does not diagnose the animal himself or herself, he or she will work to provide the lead veterinarian with all necessary information in order to make the diagnosis. As such, a veterinary technician's work is often physically demanding, as he or she must operate heavy medical machinery as well as restrain and/or lift large animal patients. While the veterinary technician does not need to possess extensive knowledge of animal injuries and illnesses, general knowledge is preferred, and knowledge of how to work medical equipment as well as the various tests performed is required.

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Veterinary Technologist / Technician Tasks

  • Maintain equipment within a veterinarian's laboratory.
  • May have duties explaining to patient owners the nature of treatments and procedures.
  • Perform tests and administer medical treatments under supervision of a veterinarian.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Technologist / Technician


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Veterinary Technologists who go on to become Associate Veterinarians may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Associate Veterinarians is $72K annually. Becoming a Veterinary Technician or a Veterinarian is often the next step for a Veterinary Technologist.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Technologist / Technician


Veterinary Technologists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, Surgery, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Radiology and Medicine / Surgery. It is often found that people who know Anesthesia are also skilled in Critical Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Veterinary Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. Veterinary Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Veterinary Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $35K.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salaries


Surgery
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Anesthesia
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National Average
$29,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 9%

Radiology
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 44%
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