Average Mid-Career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay

$16.62
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$450
Bonus
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is $16.62.
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$13.26
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$16.62
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$22.31
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MEDIAN $16.62
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $22
Bonus
$103 - $1,969
Profit Sharing
$638 - $1,750
Total Pay
$28,000 - $49,634

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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 Banfield, The Pet Hospital where the average pay is $20.36. VCA Animal Hospital pays the lowest at around $18.54.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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 $13.17 based on 230 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.67 based on 826 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.75 based on 464 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 44.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Irvine, California (23.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (12.3% less) and Columbus, Ohio (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,690 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
48.9%
Experienced
27.5%
Late Career
10.1%