Veterinary technician

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

Average base salary
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10.8k salaries reported, updated at Jul 03, 2020
$15.96
per hour
The average salary for a veterinary technician is $15.96 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan

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 Degreedimension-trending-icon

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 $15.96 per hour.

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Clinical Trials
+31.71%
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Veterinary Medicine Degree
+22.42%
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BC/BE
+12.23%
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Veterinary Technician Certification
+8.82%
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Most common benefits for Veterinary Technicians

  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule

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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