Average Veterinary Assistant Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Assistant is $14.38

Hourly Rate
$11 - $18
$99 - $1k
Profit Sharing
$193 - $5k
Total Pay
$22k - $38k
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What Do Veterinary Assistants Do?

Veterinary Assistant Tasks
  • Interact with animals, staff and owners to determine care plans move animals to designated locations.
  • Train owners in drug administration, preventative maintenance and post-procedure care.
  • Inventory equipment and medications to determine ordering needs and availability.
  • Maintain animals, including feeding, cleaning, administering drugs and documenting care.
  • Support examinations by obtaining data and ensuring a safe environment.
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How do Veterinary Assistants Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 330 responses, the job of Veterinary Assistant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.66 out of 5. On average, Veterinary Assistants are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Veterinary Assistants

What is the highest pay for Veterinary Assistants?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Veterinary Assistant is $18.22 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Veterinary Assistants?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Veterinary Assistant is $10.77 / hour

How can Veterinary Assistants increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Veterinary Assistant is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Veterinary Assistant that oversees more junior Veterinary Assistants, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.