Average Animal Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Animal Technician is $15.54.
MEDIAN $15.54
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $24
$0 - $1,600
Total Pay
$21,743 - $51,061

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Career Paths

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Animal Technician
Animal Care Technician
Research Technician
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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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