Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with Client Interaction Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with Client Interaction skills is $15.68.
MEDIAN $15.68
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
$102 - $1,788
Profit Sharing
$0 - $875
Total Pay
$25,000 - $47,183

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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 Banfield, The Pet Hospital, VCA Antech and VCA Animal Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at VCA Antech where the average pay is $19.31. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include VCA Animal Hospital, earning around $18.03. Vetcor pays the lowest at around $14.50. MedVet Medical and Cancer Center also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.22.

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Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Skills in Anesthesia, Medicine / Surgery, Radiology, Critical Care and Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $12.41 based on 76 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.33 based on 345 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.11 based on 234 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.11 based on 192 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 53.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.7% more) and San Diego, California (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kansas City, Missouri (9.9% less), Fort Wayne, Indiana (9.1% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (2.7% less).

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