Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay in Sacramento, California

$16.84
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Sacramento, California is $16.84.
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$11.79
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$16.84
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$23.97
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MEDIAN $16.84
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Total Pay
$24,619 - $50,655

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Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Veterinary Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.58 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.21 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.72 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (16.3% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (11.2% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (10.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 48 survey responses.
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
29.2%
Late Career
10.4%