Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salary

A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) earns an average wage of $15.67 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$22,482 - $53,993
$22K
$32K
$54K
MEDIAN: $31,692
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90%

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$11.96 - $21.64
$12
$16
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MEDIAN: $16.05
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$0$53K
Salary $22,482 - $53,993
Bonus $100 - $1,788
Profit Sharing $352 - $2,027
Commission $750
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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$25,176 - $48,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $21.64
Hourly Tips $1.85
Overtime $17.29 - $33.73
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $100 - $1,788
Commission $750
Profit Sharing $352 - $2,027
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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$25,176 - $48,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,009

Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

The primary job of a registered veterinarian technician, (commonly known as vet techs) is to provide comfort and care to sick or injured animals. A vet tech works under a veterinarian, assisting them with day-to-day work. These technicians work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, 24-hour animal hospitals, animal shelters, labs, research facilities, zoos, and rescue agencies.

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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) 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 Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)


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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 578 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 311 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 274 salaries. A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,094

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Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)?

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Raleigh:
"Vet Tech Life."
Pros: Helping animals, educating clients, the medical mysteries.
Cons: The stress and under-appreciation, cleaning up after animals, anal glands, euthanasias, long hours in surgery.

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Key Stats for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Salaries

Internal Medicine
▲32%

Emergency Medicine
▲10%


Dentistry
▲2%


▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%


Radiology
▼3%


Phlebotomy
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 38%