How much does an Animal Technician make in the United States? The average Animal Technician salary in the United States is $38,400 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $36,991 and $42,784. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Animal Technician provides daily care for research animals of various species. Cleans and disinfects cages and equipment. Being an Animal Technician monitors the health and well being of the animals, maintains logs of animal diet, behavior, vital signs and other data. Follows standard operating procedures and all biosafety and animal welfare regulations. Additionally, Animal Technician may perform procedures to collect samples. May transport animals to and from laboratories. Requires a high school diploma. May require Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or other certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Animal Technician works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does an Animal Technician do?
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Performs humane euthanasia of designated animals in accordance with department policy, applicable laws and regulations, and best practices.
February 25, 2021
Performs venipuncture and laboratory testing in-house for companion and exotic animals.
March 08, 2021
Handles and restrains companion and exotic animals for intake and veterinary examinations.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Animal Technician in the United States. The base salary for Animal Technician ranges from $36,991 to $42,784 with the average base salary of $38,400. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $36,991 to $42,784 with the average total cash compensation of $38,400.