The average hourly pay for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in San Francisco, California is $23.18.
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Job Description for Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
The primary job of a registered veterinarian technician, (commonly known as vet techs) is to provide comfort and care to sick or injured animals. A vet tech works under a veterinarian, assisting them with day-to-day work. These technicians work in a variety of settings, such as private practices, 24-hour animal hospitals, animal shelters, labs, research facilities, zoos, and rescue agencies. Some of the duties performed by vet techs include collecting blood, stool, urine or tissue samples for …Read more
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)
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery, Radiology, Medicine / Surgery, Critical Care 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 $18.71 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.94 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.54 based on 14 salaries.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (39.2% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (35.5% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (34.7% less).
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