Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Technician is $15.37
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technicians?
An entry-level Veterinary Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.95 based on 33 salaries. An early career Veterinary Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.08 based on 680 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Veterinary Technicians Do?
A veterinary technician is responsible for charting medical data such as the animal's weight, eating habits, symptoms, or any other concerns the owner may have. The information taken by the technician is given to the veterinarian to help them effectively make a diagnosis. The veterinarian technician also helps keep the animal calm while it is being examined by the vet and secure the animal while the veterinarian administers any shots or other required treatments. The veterinarian technician …Read more
- Care for animals, including monitoring their behavior, administering medications or vaccines and first aid.
- Conduct diagnostic tests, prepare medications, and log all activities.
- Collect samples and perform laboratory tests to detect pathogens, illness, or disease.