$38,519
Avg. Salary
$16.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$493

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

$650

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Licensed Veterinary Technician is $16.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Veterinary Technician is $38,519 per year.

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$12.11
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MEDIAN $38,519
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$0$55K
Salary $24,324 - $55,489
Bonus $102 - $1,096
Profit Sharing $375 - $3,850
Commission $650
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,569 - $47,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.11 - $22.07
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $17.49 - $31.64
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $102 - $1,096
Commission $650
Profit Sharing $375 - $3,850
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,569 - $47,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,084

Job Description for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed veterinary technicians work under the supervision of veterinarians, just as a dental technician might work under a dentist. They may work for a variety of employers, including veterinarians' offices, pet hospitals, zoos, and animal shelters. They may also work in laboratories dealing with X-rays, blood samples, and performing other lab tests.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician Tasks
  • Perform tests and administer medical treatments under supervision of a veterinarian.
  • May have duties explaining to patient owners the nature of treatments and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment within a veterinarian's laboratory.

Licensed Veterinary Technician Pay By Employer

$0$57K

$35,676

$34,302

$39,260

VCA Antech
11 profiles
$35,189

Common Career Paths for Licensed Veterinary Technician


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Licensed Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Veterinary Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Veterinary Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Veterinary Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 192 salaries. A Licensed Veterinary Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

19%

13%

-3%

-5%

-13%

-15%

National Average: $35,022

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Licensed Veterinary Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician?

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Yonkers:
Pros: Hard working Coworkers
Cons: Lack of management

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Papillion:
"Rewarding for helping the animals but the pay does not match education & license."
Pros: Helping the animals & my team
Cons: Not being valued enough to be compensated appropriately

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Katy:
"What it's like to work Katy, Texas."
Pros: I like work in Katy, Texas because it is the city where I spent my life growing up. I have become confortable in this area and know my way around this city well. Working in Katy also keeps me close to family.
Cons: The least thing I like about working in Katy is, not be able to be with my fiancée because he lives out of city currently.

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Leesburg:
"Owner dis not value, trust, LVT technical skills."
Make sure where you apply for work the owner values LVT technician skills and will allow you to utilize them.

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Key Stats for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$35,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Licensed Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency Medicine
▲22%

Medicine / Surgery
▲17%

Dental
▲16%

▲11%

▲10%


National Average
$35,000

▼1%

Anesthesia
▼2%

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 41%