Average Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Hourly Pay

$13.17
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is $13.17.
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$10.03
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$13.17
50%
$16.60
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MEDIAN $13.17
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Bonus
$295 - $491
Total Pay
$21,014 - $36,889

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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.

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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 Medicine / Surgery, Radiology, Client Interaction and Anesthesia.

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 $14.67 based on 826 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.62 based on 522 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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,982 survey responses.
Early Career
41.7%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
8.6%