Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Canada is C$17.86.
MEDIAN C$17.86
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Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$22
C$152 - C$986
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$2,450
Total Pay
C$30,266 - C$47,118

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Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technologist / Technician
Veterinary Practice Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Skills in Client Interaction, Medicine / Surgery and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology and Anesthesia.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

An entry-level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.39 based on 17 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.92 based on 194 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.40 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.68 based on 74 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$20.
Employees with Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (11.7% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (8.5% less), Halifax, Nova Scotia (2.6% less) and London, Ontario (0.3% less).

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