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Veterinary Assistant Salary

$37,880 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$564

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 22, 2019

The average pay for a Veterinary Assistant is $37,880 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Veterinary Assistant is between $28,902 and $45,280. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Veterinary Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Assists Veterinarian in settings such as veterinarians' clinics, zoos, research laboratories, kennels, and commercial facilities in handing a variety of animal health care duties.
  • Cares for and gives medical care to ill or injured animals.
  • Prepares treatment room for examination of animals, and holds or restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
Veterinary Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Job family population: 106,680

Estimated population of Veterinary Assistant jobs: 99,416

Rate of error: 1.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,913
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Veterinary Assistant Job Listings for United States

Veterinary Assistant
Nov 18
Oceanside, United States
VCA
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient carewith the ...
Veterinary Assistant / Front Office - Snohomish Station Animal Hospital (21269)
Nov 18
Snohomish, WA, USA
TalentCare
In this Veterinary Assistant / Front Office role, you will have the unique advantage of adding a variety of skills to your knowledge base as you divide your time between the front of the hospital as ...
RVT or Veterinary Assistant - $3,000 Hiring Bonus! - Oncology - (RC-19-059)
Nov 15
Redwood City, United States
SAGE Veterinary Centers
Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant Oncology $3,000 Hiring Bonus! Who we are: We at SAGE Centers are growing every single day! Our incredible teams are dedicated to providing the ...
Veterinary Assistant for Mobile Veterinary Clinics - Mesa, AZ
Nov 6
Mesa, United States
Vetco Clinics
Veterinary Assistant for Mobile Veterinary Clinics Do you want to work where you can have an impact on pet's lives? Do you enjoy working on a team in a fast paced environment that is fun AND ...
RVT or Senior Veterinary Assistant - Surgery - $3000 Hiring Bonus! - (CA-19-019)
Nov 15
Campbell, United States
SAGE Veterinary Centers
Registered Veterinary Technician or Senior Assistant Campbell - Vet Tech - Surgery - $1500 Signing Bonus Who we are: We at SAGE Centers are growing every single day! Our incredible teams are ...

The average pay for a Veterinary Assistant is $37,880 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Veterinary Assistant is between $28,902 and $45,280. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Veterinary Assistant. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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