Licensed Veterinary Technician Salary

A Licensed Veterinary Technician earns an average wage of $15.99 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Emergency Medicine, Medicine / Surgery, Dental, Surgery, and Dentistry. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$24,688 - $57,677
$25K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,710
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50%
90%

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$12.09 - $21.43
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.24
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$0$57K
Salary $24,688 - $57,677
Bonus $100.90 - $1,023
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$25,585 - $47,095
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.09 - $21.43
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $17.65 - $31.55
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $100.90 - $1,023
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$25,585 - $47,095
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 597

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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Veterinary Technician


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Licensed Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

National Average: $34,933

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Key Stats for Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
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
▲23%

Medicine / Surgery
▲18%

Dental
▲16%

▲11%

▲10%


National Average
$35,000

Anesthesia
▼1%

▼1%

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 40%