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Veterinary technician salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $21.09
Low $14.71
High $30.23
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a veterinary technician is $21.09 per hour in the United States. 37.1k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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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
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Top companies for Veterinary Technicians in United States

  1. PetVet Care Centers
    113 reviews22 salaries reported
    $83.09per hour
  2. $29.02per hour
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Highest paying cities for Veterinary Technicians near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $26.13 per hour
    307 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $23.54 per hour
    254 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $22.77 per hour
    171 salaries reported
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    $19.49 per hour
    90 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $19.25 per hour
    325 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $19.14 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $17.79 per hour
    237 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $17.74 per hour
    230 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $17.69 per hour
    109 salaries reported
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Where can a Veterinary Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Veterinary Technicians

Most recommended license

Veterinary Technician Certification

(earn +8.82% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 6.78% since 2018. Veterinary Technicians with this license earn +8.82% more than the average base salary, which is $21.09 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201131increase by 31
20123810increase by 12190.32%
201318249increase by 378.98%
201427822increase by 52.46%
201514172decrease by 49.06%
201617896increase by 26.28%
201718937increase by 5.82%
201816156decrease by 14.69%
201915060decrease by 6.78%

Top companies hiring Veterinary Technicians on Indeed

National Veterinary Associates
Antech Diagnostics
Charles River Laboratories
Ethos Veterinary Health
Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun
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Top skills
Clinical Trials
Top fields of study
Veterinary Medicine Degree
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Veterinary Assistant

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Average $17.49 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Veterinary Technician

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

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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.

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How much do similar professions to veterinary technician get paid?

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