The average hourly pay for an Animal Technician is $15.54.
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$10 - $24
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$21,743 - $51,061
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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Technician
An entry-level Animal Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.61 based on 10 salaries. An early career Animal Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.67 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Animal Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.69 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Animal Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.03 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Animal Technician in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New Haven, Connecticut (22.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.8% more).
Years of Experience
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