Average Veterinary Assistant Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$22.12
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (AUD)
10%
A$16.89
MEDIAN
A$22.12
90%
A$25.09

The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Assistant is AU$22.12 in 2024

Hourly Rate
AU$17 - AU$25
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$1k
Total Pay
AU$36k - AU$52k
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What Do Veterinary Assistants Do?

Veterinary Assistant Tasks
  • Interact with animals, staff and owners to determine care plans move animals to designated locations.
  • Train owners in drug administration, preventative maintenance and post-procedure care.
  • Inventory equipment and medications to determine ordering needs and availability.
  • Maintain animals, including feeding, cleaning, administering drugs and documenting care.
  • Support examinations by obtaining data and ensuring a safe environment.
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FAQs About Veterinary Assistants

What is the highest pay for Veterinary Assistants?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Veterinary Assistant is A$25.09 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Veterinary Assistants?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Veterinary Assistant is A$16.89 / hour

How can Veterinary Assistants increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Veterinary Assistant is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Veterinary Assistant that oversees more junior Veterinary Assistants, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.