Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Veterinary Technologist / Technician is $12.95 per hour. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Veterinary Technologist / Technician Total Pay (?
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$19,625 - $47,445
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MEDIAN: $30,719
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Veterinary Technologist / Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.44 - $17.60
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,625 - $47,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $964  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,041  
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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$19,937 - $38,928  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $17.60  
   
Overtime
$13.78 - $27.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $964  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $3,041  
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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$19,937 - $38,928  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,390
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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.
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Experience Affects Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technologist / Technician Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 24%
Surgery
up arrow 6%
Anesthesia
up arrow 3%
Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%
National Average
$28,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 7%
Radiology
up arrow 10%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 294 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 44%
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