Average Veterinary Technician Hourly Pay in Canada

C$17.34
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C$500
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The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Technician in Canada is C$17.34.
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CA$13.72
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CA$17.34
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CA$22.39
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Hourly Rate
C$14 - C$22
Bonus
C$97 - C$3,959
Total Pay
C$28,779 - C$48,469

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Job Description for Veterinary Technician

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.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Technician

Skills in Anesthesia, Radiology, Client Interaction, Phlebotomy and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technician

An entry-level Veterinary Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.12 based on 23 salaries. An early career Veterinary Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.48 based on 145 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.76 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.51 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$18.
Employees with Veterinary Technician in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (11.7% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.1% less), Ottawa, Ontario (7.6% less) and London, Ontario (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 312 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Early Career
46.5%
Mid Career
23.4%
Experienced
14.4%
Late Career
8.3%

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