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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 $18.25
Low $12.79
High $26.05
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a veterinary technician is $18.25 per hour in the United States. 23k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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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
    73 reviews12 salaries reported
    $80.08per hour
  2. $68.03per hour
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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
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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 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
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Top fields of study
Veterinary Medicine Degree
Top certifications
Top licenses
Veterinary Technician Certification

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

8,782 job openings

Average $15.44 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?

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How much do similar professions to veterinary technician get paid?

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