The average wage for a Veterinary Technician is C$16.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$23,289 - C$51,098
C$23K
C$38K
C$51K
MEDIAN: C$38,220
10%
50%
90%
C$13.00 - C$21.77
C$13
C$17
C$22
MEDIAN: C$16.55
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$23,289 - C$51,098
Bonus C$98.63 - C$3,548
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$26,504 - C$47,525
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data C$0C$37
Hourly Rate C$13.00 - C$21.77
Hourly Tips C$1.47
Overtime C$17.12 - C$37.74
Annual Data C$0C$47K
Bonus C$98.63 - C$3,548
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$26,504 - C$47,525
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 306

Job Description for Veterinary Technician

A veterinary technician is responsible for charting medical data such as the animal's weight, eating habits, symptoms, or any other concerns the owner may have. The information taken by the technician is given to the veterinarian to help them effectively make a diagnosis. The veterinarian technician also helps keep the animal calm while it is being examined by the vet and secure the animal while the veterinarian administers any shots or other required treatments. The veterinarian technician also handles laboratory and diagnostic testing such as urine, stool, and blood samples; they also may administer certain medicines and explain their uses, benefits, and potential side effects to owners.

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Veterinary Technician Tasks

  • Care for animals, including monitoring their behavior, administering medications or vaccines and first aid.
  • Conduct diagnostic tests, prepare medications, and log all activities.
  • Collect samples and perform laboratory tests to detect pathogens, illness, or disease.

Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technician

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 43 salaries. A Veterinary Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Veterinary Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
C$35,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Radiology
▲6%

Anesthesia
▼0%

National Average
C$35,000

Client Interaction
▼5%

Medicine / Surgery
▼8%

Dentistry
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 46%