Veterinary Technician in Sacramento, California Salary

How much does a Veterinary Technician make in Sacramento, CA? A Veterinary Technician in Sacramento takes home an average of $11.19 per hour. This is 28% less than the national average for a Veterinary Technician which is $14.28 per hour. Wages for a Veterinary Technician in Sacramento range from $10.47 per hour to $14.25 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Veterinary Technician in Sacramento ranges from $22,483 to $30,684 annually. Job satisfaction is reported as 0 out of 5 stars. In Sacramento, women make up the majority of the workforce (100 percent). In Sacramento, a Veterinary Technician often enjoys benefits provided by their employer.

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.


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 Sacramento, California

Sacramento County, California
237,724 (48.4%)
252,991 (51.6%)
Sacramento (/ˌsækrəˈmɛntoʊ/; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]) is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population of 485,199 made it the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City". Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John...

Veterinary Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Veterinary Technician

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Veterinary Technician Salaries


Medicine / Surgery


Client Interaction

National Average

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 67%