Average Veterinary Nurse Hourly Pay

$15.27
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$250
Bonus
$2,000
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The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Nurse is $15.27.
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$10.88
MEDIAN
$15.27
90%
$20.45
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
Bonus
$98 - $5,182
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,000
Total Pay
$22,837 - $60,180
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Job Description for Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse Tasks
  • Interact with animals and clients to document health, symptoms and concerns.
  • Review inventory and place orders for stock.
  • Analyze samples and interpret results.
  • Clean and sanitize rooms, equipment and tools.
  • Prepare animals and perform procedures.

Job Satisfaction for Veterinary Nurse

3.7 out of 5
(27)
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Popular Skills for Veterinary Nurse

Skills in Anesthesia, Critical Care, Medicine / Surgery and Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Animal Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.48 based on 11 salaries. An early career Veterinary Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.64 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.28 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.00 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Veterinary Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 2.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (13.9% less), Jacksonville, Florida (4.9% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 162 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
34.0%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
25.3%
Late Career
11.7%