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Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay

$16.75
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$450
Bonus
$750
Commission
$983
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is $16.75.
10%
$12.74
MEDIAN
$16.75
90%
$23.38
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $23
Bonus
$99 - $1,917
Profit Sharing
$159 - $2,043
Commission
$0 - $750
Total Pay
$26,843 - $50,925
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What Do Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)s Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

4 out of 5
(286)
Highly Satisfied
26Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) are from the companies VCA Animal Hospital, Banfield, The Pet Hospital and VCA Antech. Reported salaries are highest at VCA Antech where the average pay is $18.74. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include VCA Animal Hospital and Banfield, The Pet Hospital, earning around $18.31 and $18.13, respectively. Veterinary Office pays the lowest at around $15.52. Vetcor and MedVet Medical and Cancer Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.57 and $15.61, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)s?

Skills in Anesthesia and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology and Client Interaction.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)s?

An entry-level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.59 based on 43 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.24 based on 544 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.11 based on 423 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.26 based on 365 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.6% more) and San Diego, California (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (11.8% less), Columbus, Ohio (8.8% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,552 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
27.3%
Experienced
23.5%
Late Career
11.4%