Mid-Career Veterinary Technician Salary

Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians can expect wages of $14.73 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians. Slightly less than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, approximately half report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$21,159 - $50,337
$21K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,955
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50%
90%

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$11.62 - $18.56
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.73
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$0$50K
Salary $21,159 - $50,337
Bonus $110.00 - $2,200
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $1,002
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,451 - $40,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.62 - $18.56
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $16.04 - $28.32
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $110.00 - $2,200
Commission $1,002
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,451 - $40,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 963

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Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians in search of the best pay head to VCA Animal Hospital, where the median salary rolls in at $34K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $41K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $25K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,404

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Houston (+9 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Mid-Career Veterinary Technicians in St. Louis bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (15 percent lower) and Miami (11 percent lower).

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 196 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency/Trauma
▲11%

▼0%

Critical Care
▼0%

Surgery
▼0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Phlebotomy
▼1%

Radiology
▼1%

Medicine / Surgery
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 196 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 48%
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