Average Veterinary Technologist / Technician Hourly Pay

$14.09
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$450
Bonus
$100
Commission
$750
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Technologist / Technician is $14.09.
10%
$10.03
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$14.09
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$19.70
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MEDIAN $14.09
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$55 - $2,866
Profit Sharing
$197 - $1,190
Commission
$0 - $100
Total Pay
$21,056 - $43,868

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Job Description for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

Veterinary Technologist / Technician Tasks
  • Perform tests and administer medical treatments under supervision of a veterinarian.
  • May have duties explaining to patient owners the nature of treatments and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment within a veterinarian's laboratory.

Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

The top respondents for the job title Veterinary Technologist / Technician are from the companies VCA Animal Hospital, Banfield, The Pet Hospital and Animal Clinic Inc. Reported salaries are highest at BluePearl Veterinary Partners where the average pay is $17.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Animal Clinic Inc, earning around $14.00. VCA Animal Hospital pays the lowest at around $12.37. Banfield, The Pet Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.36.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Veterinary Technologist / Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Veterinary Technologist / Technician
Veterinary Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

Skills in Anesthesia, Medicine / Surgery, Critical Care, Phlebotomy and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

An entry-level Veterinary Technologist / Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.18 based on 324 salaries. An early career Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.91 based on 625 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.26 based on 278 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.44 based on 247 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Veterinary Technologist / Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (8.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.7% less), Houston, Texas (2.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,547 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.9%
Early Career
40.4%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
4.7%