Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay at VCA Animal Hospital

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at VCA Animal Hospital is $18.02.
MEDIAN $18.02
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Total Pay
$29,986 - $53,045

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) are from the companies Banfield, The Pet Hospital, VCA Antech and MedVet Medical and Cancer Center. Reported salaries are highest at VCA Antech where the average pay is $19.12. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Carolina Veterinary Specialists and BluePearl Veterinary Partners, earning around $17.31 and $17.30, respectively. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital pays the lowest at around $14.99. MedVet Medical and Cancer Center and Veterinary Office also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.51 and $16.06, respectively.

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
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Practice Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Skills in Anesthesia, Critical Care, Client Interaction, Medicine / Surgery and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $16.00 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.54 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
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