Average Hourly Rate for VCA Animal Hospital Employees

VCA Animal Hospital laborers see wages hovering around $13.75 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $21.16. At VCA Animal Hospital, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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VCA Animal Hospital Hourly Rate


Veterinary Technician
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Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
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Veterinary Assistant
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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
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Veterinary Technologist / Technician
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Licensed Veterinary Technician
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  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.20 per hour) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Weymouth, Mass. ($15.93), Denver, Colo. (approximately $15.26), and San Jose, Calif. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $10.17) is San Antonio, Texas. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — about $20.00 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $13.64 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of VCA Animal Hospital employees (53 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $12.39 per hour on average.


The highest paychecks go to Registered Veterinary Technicians, who earn an average approximately $18.28 per hour, closely trailed by Certified Veterinary Technicians ($14.96), Veterinary Technicians ($14.74), and Veterinary Technologists (about $12.75). Among the lower-paid positions at VCA Animal Hospital are Receptionists — the median salary for this role approaches $11.32.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Veterinary Technicians receive bigger paychecks (around $19.49 per hour) than those without credentials. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at VCA Animal Hospital come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $16.29 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Critical Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $16.24 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Anesthesia; on the survey, just over two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Radiology, Customer Service, and Phlebotomy are also desirable skills.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, VCA Animal Hospital gives paid vacation to a fifth of employees and paid sick leave to one in ten respondents. Half save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of employees and dental coverage for the larger part of survey participants. The company also dishes out perks such as pets/dog at work, company store discount, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for VCA Animal Hospital


91 %
9 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for VCA Animal Hospital

  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. Denver, Colorado
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. San Diego, California
  5. Weymouth, Massachusetts
  6. San Jose, California
  7. Seattle, Washington

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