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Veterinary Technician Salary

$36,097 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Veterinary Technician is $36,097 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Veterinary Technician is between $27,542 and $43,149. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Veterinary Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Job family population: 103,430

Estimated population of Veterinary Technician jobs: 96,387

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Veterinary Technician Job Listings for United States

Veterinary Technician
Jun 14
San Diego, CA, USA
The 24-hour hospital ER4PETS and surgery referral surgery practice PETSURG are growing and hiring more veterinary technicians. This full-service hospital is located in Carmel Mountain Ranch 1 mile ...
Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Healthy Pets Animal Hospital
Healthy Pets Animal Hospital is looking for an experienced veterinary technician to join our team. The ideal candidate is efficient, motivated, approachable, positive, a quick learner, and ...
Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Los Angeles, California, USA
PV Village Pet Hospital
Proof of Registered Veterinary Technician status in California * Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment. * Ability to ...
Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Atlanta North, Georgia, USA
Chattahoochee Animal Clinic
We are a busy growing two doctor practice, located in Roswell, in search of another veterinary technician to complete our team. Our goal is to practice the best individualized veterinary medicine ...
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Omaha, NE, USA
Morgan Pet Clinic
Full-time veterinary technician position available at a busy small animal practice in Southwest Omaha. We offer competitive pay and benefits, including: PTO, group health/dental/vision insurance ...
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