Average Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with Medicine / Surgery Skills Hourly Pay

$16.33
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$350
Bonus
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with Medicine / Surgery skills is $16.33.
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$11.91
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$16.33
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$22.09
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MEDIAN $16.33
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$98 - $1,490
Profit Sharing
$938 - $1,500
Total Pay
$25,132 - $48,495

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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 Animal Hospital and VCA Antech. Reported salaries are highest at VCA Antech where the average pay is $18.99. Banfield, The Pet Hospital pays the lowest at around $17.13.

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
Veterinary Practice Manager
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 Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery, Radiology and Client Interaction.

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 $12.65 based on 55 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.53 based on 311 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.52 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.66 based on 196 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 39.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (14.7% more) and San Diego, California (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (3.9% less), Akron, Ohio (3.2% less) and Sacramento, California (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 846 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
36.8%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
8.0%