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

$18.41
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in San Diego, California is $18.41.
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$13.81
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$18.41
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$23.16
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MEDIAN $18.41
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $23
Bonus
$98 - $516
Total Pay
$29,918 - $52,739

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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)
Licensed 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 Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery, Client Interaction and Radiology.

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 $17.62 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.36 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.92 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (23.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (18.7% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (17.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 84 survey responses.
Early Career
28.6%
Mid Career
26.2%
Experienced
26.2%
Late Career
19.0%