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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 $20.24
Low $14.04
High $29.17
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a veterinary technician is $20.24 per hour in the United States. 31.5k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 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
    108 reviews22 salaries reported
    $83.09per hour
  2. $32.13per hour
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Highest paying cities for Veterinary Technicians near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $25.66 per hour
    314 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $23.41 per hour
    237 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $22.44 per hour
    167 salaries reported
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    $19.14 per hour
    91 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $18.94 per hour
    329 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $18.88 per hour
    152 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $17.68 per hour
    120 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $17.27 per hour
    236 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $17.14 per hour
    215 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 certification

BC/BE(earn +12.23% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 12.50% since 2018. Veterinary Technicians with this certification earn +12.23% more than the average base salary, which is $20.24 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012100increase by 100
2013340increase by 240.00%
2014393increase by 15.59%
2015133decrease by 66.16%
201697decrease by 27.07%
2017145increase by 49.48%
201896decrease by 33.79%
201984decrease by 12.50%

Top companies hiring Veterinary Technicians with the recommended certification

SafetyCall International
Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio
Suburban Animal Clinic
East Hilliard Veterinary Services
VCA Animal Hospitals
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Top skills
Clinical Trials
Top fields of study
Veterinary Medicine Degree
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

Job openings

Average $16.80 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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