Veterinary Technician in Pittsburgh Salary

How much does a Veterinary Technician make in Pittsburgh, PA? In Pittsburgh, a Veterinary Technician earns an average of $13.43 per hour. This is 6% below the national average for a Veterinary Technician which is $14.28 per hour. Wages for a Veterinary Technician in Pittsburgh range from $11.72 per hour to $18.25 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate, bonus, and overtime for a Veterinary Technician in Pittsburgh ranges from $23,957 to $35,844 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 4 out of 5 stars. Women make up 100% of the Veterinary Technician workforce in Pittsburgh among those reporting. In Pittsburgh, a Veterinary Technician often enjoys medical benefits provided by their employer.

$11.72 - $18.25
$12
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.43
10%
50%
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Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $11.72 - $18.25
Overtime $1.00
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $500
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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$23,957 - $35,844
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Veterinary Technician

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 also handles laboratory and diagnostic testing such as urine, stool, and blood samples; they also may administer certain medicines and explain their uses, benefits, and potential side effects to owners.

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Veterinary Technician Tasks

  • 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.

About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
304,385
Male:
149,690 (49.2%)
Female:
154,695 (50.8%)
Pittsburgh (/ˈpɪtsbərɡ/ PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 2,659,937 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest. The mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders. Aside from steel,...
Pittsburgh:
$41,293
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$858
Pittsburgh:
$108,400
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
4.3%

Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Veterinary Technician Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Anesthesia
▲8%

Phlebotomy
▲4%

Surgery
▲3%

Client Interaction
▲1%

Medicine / Surgery
▲1%

Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%