Entry-Level Veterinary Technician Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Veterinary Technician is $12.67 per hour.

$19,522 - $40,036
$20K
$30K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,985
10%
50%
90%

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$9.86 - $16.36
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$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.90
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90%

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$0$40K
Salary $19,522 - $40,036
Bonus $101.55 - $1,927
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $795
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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$20,554 - $36,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 160
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $16.36
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $14.41 - $26.15
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $101.55 - $1,927
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $795
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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$20,554 - $36,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,539

Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Technician

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,671

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

Veterinary Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Veterinary Technician in Spring:
"Know Your Goals!"
Definitely know what your goals are, and fondor them without delay! It is much harder changing course and then returning to attempt advancing (academically and financially)!

Veterinary Technician in Nassau:
"Always give 100%"
Go into teaching or human nursing.

Veterinary Technician in 15009:
"Dont do it!"
It's a mistake! Wish I never did it! You don't make enough money to live on your own!

Veterinary Technician in Ithaca:
"Find what you love."
There are so many specialties in veterinary medicine; try as many as you can before you decide to settle.

Veterinary Technician in Prattville:
Do it for the love of the animals cause the pay is crap.

Veterinary Technician in Laurel:
"Medicine is hard."
Be ready to get dirty. Don't bother doing your nails. Be prepared to bleed. Learn to move fast. People suck. Life is hard and doubly so for animals.

Veterinary Technician in Raleigh-Durham:
"Opportunity."
Always take risk and opportunities to improve. There's always room for improvement in this field.

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
▲7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲5%

▼0%


Dentistry
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Medicine / Surgery
▼2%

▼2%

▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

Client Interaction
▼3%

Medical Records
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 53%