Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in Portland, Oregon Salary

How much does a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) make in Portland, OR? In Portland, a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) takes home around $17.36 per hour on average. This is 12% higher than the national average for a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) which is $15.35 per hour. Wages for a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in Portland range from $15.15 per hour to $20.61 per hour. Total Annual Pay, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in Portland ranges from $32,369 to $49,771 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 0 out of 5 stars. In Portland, women make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). Many report receiving medical and dental benefits from their employer.

$15.15 - $20.61
$15
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $17.36
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Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $15.15 - $20.61
Overtime $27.75
Annual Data $0$49K
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$32,369 - $49,771
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

Job Description for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

A certified veterinarian technician assists in the caring for animal patients. They have a wide range of duties, from keeping medical records to giving shots and medication, and generally work with veterinarians [and occasionally scientists] similarly to how nurses work with doctors. They generally work in private practices, 24-hour pet hospitals, animal shelters, and laboratories, but may also work in zoos, racetracks, boarding kennels, or rescue agencies.

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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.

About Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County, Oregon
632,187
Male:
313,516 (49.6%)
Female:
318,671 (50.4%)
Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a...
Portland:
$60,892
Oregon:
$54,148
$1,047
Portland:
$348,300
Oregon:
$264,100
4.5%

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salaries

National Average
$36,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Salaries

Radiology
▲1%

Surgery
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Anesthesia
▼4%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 8%