1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Veterinary Technician
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Veterinary technician salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$18.25
Average $18.25
Low $12.79
High $26.05
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
View more benefits

The average salary for a veterinary technician is $18.25 per hour in the United States. 23k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

Is this useful?

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
View job openings with the years of experience that is relevant to you on Indeed
View jobs
Is this useful?

Top companies for Veterinary Technicians in United States

  1. PetVet Care Centers
    2.5star
    73 reviews12 salaries reported
    $80.08per hour
  2. $68.03per hour
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Veterinary Technicians near United States

  1. Denver, CO
    $20.74 per hour
    147 salaries reported
  2. Colorado Springs, CO
    $18.30 per hour
    127 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $18.08 per hour
    185 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $17.60 per hour
    248 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $17.28 per hour
    66 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $17.04 per hour
    103 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $16.52 per hour
    205 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $16.44 per hour
    109 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $15.74 per hour
    125 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can a Veterinary Technician earn more?

Compare salaries for Veterinary Technicians in different locations
vs
Explore Veterinary Technician openings
Is this useful?

Best-paid skills and qualifications for Veterinary Technicians

Most recommended skill

Veterinary Medicine Degree(earn +22.42% more)

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 $18.25 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

VCA Animal Emergency Critical Care at The LifeCentre
Mission Veterinary Partners
Long Island University
Callanan Veterinary Group
State of South Carolina
View more companies for Veterinary Technicians
Is this useful?
Top fields of study
Veterinary Medicine Degree
+22.42%salary
Top certifications
BC/BE
+12.23%salary
Top licenses
Veterinary Technician Certification
+8.82%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
5 jobs7
Is this useful?

Most common benefits for Veterinary Technicians

  • 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
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance
Is this useful?

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.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Veterinary Assistant

8,782 job openings

Average $15.44 per hour

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for a Veterinary Technician

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

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

Was this answer helpful?

What states pay the most for veterinary technicians?

You can refer to the veterinary technician salary page for the latest information on which states pay the most for veterinary technicians.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to veterinary technician get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to veterinary technicians here:

Was this answer helpful?

How can veterinary technicians increase their salaries?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Software Engineer

Police Officer

Administrative Assistant

Substitute Teacher

Truck Driver

Teacher

Nursing Assistant

Firefighter

Real Estate Agent

Customer Service Representative

Dental Hygienist