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Average Veterinary Technologist / Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Technologist / Technician is $14.27.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$58 - $2,576
Profit Sharing
$13 - $1,944
$0 - $100
Total Pay
$21,507 - $44,825
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What Do Veterinary Technologist / Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Veterinary Technologist / Technician

3.7 out of 5
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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. Banfield, The Pet Hospital pays the lowest at around $13.36. VCA Animal Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.87.

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What Are Popular Skills for Veterinary Technologist / Technicians?

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

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 $12.24 based on 81 salaries. An early career Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.13 based on 502 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.40 based on 202 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Technologist / Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.47 based on 197 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 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (6.9% more) and Austin, Texas (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (13.8% less), Houston, Texas (3.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

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