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

$16.32
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$491
Bonus
$1,200
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with Surgery skills is $16.32.
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$12.20
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$16.32
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$22.77
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MEDIAN $16.32
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
Bonus
$101 - $1,985
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,035
Total Pay
$25,958 - $49,725

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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 $18.00. Banfield, The Pet Hospital pays the lowest at around $16.00.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Skills in Anesthesia, Medicine / Surgery and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $12.54 based on 33 salaries. An early career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.67 based on 209 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.75 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.07 based on 142 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 38.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (11.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Wayne, Indiana (17.3% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (14.2% less) and Sacramento, California (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 599 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.5%
Early Career
34.9%
Mid Career
27.9%
Experienced
23.7%
Late Career
8.0%