Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salary (Canada)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is C$15.94 per hour.

C$21,170 - C$45,000
C$21K
C$30K
C$45K
MEDIAN: C$29,657
10%
50%
90%
C$13.38 - C$20.00
C$13
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$16.07
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$45K
Salary C$21,170 - C$45,000
Bonus C$250
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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C$27,160 - C$42,045
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$13.38 - C$20.00
Overtime C$15.65 - C$32.72
Annual Data C$0C$42K
Bonus C$250
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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C$27,160 - C$42,045
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 226

Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

The primary job of a registered veterinarian technician, (commonly known as vet techs) is to provide comfort and care to sick or injured animals. A vet tech works under a veterinarian, assisting them with day-to-day work. These technicians work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, 24-hour animal hospitals, animal shelters, labs, research facilities, zoos, and rescue agencies.

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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.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$33,527

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Guelph:
"It's Not All About Animals."
Be proud of your RVT status. It took a lot to achieve! If you find yourself stressed or unhappy, talk to someone, take some time off, volunteer!!

Key Stats for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Radiology
▲3%

Anesthesia
▲1%

National Average
C$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 41%