Veterinary Technician salary in United States

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

24k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2021
$16.88
per hour

The average salary for a veterinary technician is $16.88 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Health savings account
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Pet insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for veterinary technicians

Most recommended skill

Veterinary Medicine Degree

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 41.69% since 2018. Veterinary Technicians with this skill earn +22.42% more than the average base salary, which is $16.88 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201289increase by 89
2013464increase by 421.35%
20141201increase by 158.84%
2015659decrease by 45.13%
2016977increase by 48.25%
20171165increase by 19.24%
20181408increase by 20.86%
20191995increase by 41.69%

Top companies hiring Veterinary Technicians with the recommended skill

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Most common benefits for Veterinary Technicians

  • Health savings account
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,998 ratings

32% of Veterinary technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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What states pay the most for veterinary technicians?

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