Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Technologist / Technician is $14.73
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Technologist / Technicians?
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 $12.54 based on 40 salaries. An early career Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of …Read more
What Do Veterinary Technologist / Technicians Do?
A veterinary technologist/technician's main task is to assist a veterinarian in the diagnosis and preparation of an animal for treatment. He or she must be able to conduct tests such as X-rays, blood work, dental scans, and medical injections. While a veterinary technologist/technician does not diagnose the animal himself or herself, he or she will work to provide the lead veterinarian with all necessary information in order to make the diagnosis. As such, a veterinary technician's work is …Read more
- 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.