Average Early-Career Veterinary Technician Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Veterinary Technician in Canada is C$16.48.
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Hourly Rate
C$13 - C$21
C$175 - C$1,200
Total Pay
C$27,169 - C$44,063

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

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. A mid-career Veterinary Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.76 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.60 based on 47 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 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (22.1% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.8% less), Montréal, Québec (4.4% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (4.2% less).

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