Average Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Hourly Pay

$16.43
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$486
Bonus
$140
Commission
$750
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) is $16.43.
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$12.66
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$16.43
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$20.74
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$13 - $21
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What Do Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)s Do?

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Tasks
  • Interact with owners and animals to collect and convey information.
  • Perform imaging and diagnostic tests and interpret results.
  • Administer vaccines and medications, dress wounds, and perform dental cleanings.
  • Assist with procedures and examinations.
  • Provide paperwork and summaries to owners and veterinaries.

Job Satisfaction for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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The top respondents for the job title Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) are from the companies VCA Animal Hospital, Banfield, The Pet Hospital and VCA Antech. Reported salaries are highest at Vca, Antech, Inc. where the average pay is $18.22. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center and VCA Antech, earning around $18.00 and $17.25, respectively. Pet Partners Inc pays the lowest at around $15.22. VCA Animal Hospital and Banfield, The Pet Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.60 and $15.95, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)s?

Skills in Anesthesia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Radiology, Surgery and Phlebotomy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)s?

An entry-level Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.53 based on 33 salaries. An early career Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.96 based on 491 salaries. A mid-career Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.92 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.06 based on 323 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (13.9% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,375 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
35.7%
Mid Career
27.7%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
10.7%