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Veterinary assistant salary in United States

How much does a Veterinary Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $17.47
Low $12.88
High $23.69
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a veterinary assistant is $17.47 per hour in the United States. 13.8k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Veterinary Assistants in United States

  1. SAGE Veterinary Centers
    37 reviews50 salaries reported
    $27.83per hour
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Highest paying cities for Veterinary Assistants near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $23.89 per hour
    257 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $21.17 per hour
    95 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $18.19 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $16.86 per hour
    334 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $15.53 per hour
    105 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $15.24 per hour
    66 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $15.00 per hour
    37 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $14.95 per hour
    87 salaries reported
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
    $14.67 per hour
    25 salaries reported
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Where can a Veterinary Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Veterinary Assistants

Top licenses
Veterinary Technician Certification

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Most common benefits for Veterinary Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,664 ratings

29% of Veterinary Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Veterinary Technician

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Average $21.04 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Veterinary Assistant

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a veterinary assistant?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a veterinary assistant, you can visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Do veterinary technicians get paid more than veterinary assistants?

Veterinary technicians typically receive a higher salary than veterinary assistants as they have further studies and different duties.

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What states pay the most for veterinary assistants?

Refer to the salary page for the latest information on what states pay the highest for veterinary assistants.

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