How much does a Veterinary Technician make in the United States? The average Veterinary Technician salary in the United States is $39,617 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $33,341 and $47,081. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Veterinary Technician Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Veterinary Technician Salary $27,626 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Veterinary Technician Salary $33,341 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Veterinary Technician Salary $39,617 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Veterinary Technician Salary $47,081 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Veterinary Technician Salary $53,877 US May 28, 2024
25% $33,341 10% $27,626 90% $53,877 75% $47,081 $39,617 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Veterinary Technician need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Animal Care: Providing animals' physical and mental needs to protect their welfare by treating them all with care.


Client Communications: Client communication skills are a blend of language, interpersonal and emotional abilities that enable you to have clear, meaningful, and emotionally conscientious conversations with the client.

Customer Service 6.38%
Animal Care 2.98%
Client Communications 2.24%
Others 88.4%
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Job Description for Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician assists veterinarian with exams, surgeries, and first aid. Collects and documents case history and treatment details. Being a Veterinary Technician monitors vital signs and condition of animals being treated and provides nursing care. Takes X rays, EKG, Ultrasound, and performs various lab test including urinalysis and blood counts. Additionally, Veterinary Technician depending on state regulations, may administer anesthesia, injections, and perform dental prophylaxis, catheterization, and other procedures under supervision of a veterinarian. Instructs pet owners on how to administer medication and other animal care skills. Typically requires an associate degree. Depending on state, may require RVT certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Veterinary Technician works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Veterinary Technician typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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  • Job Description. Pieper Veterinary. is looking for quality. Veterinary Technicians. who are passionate about General Practice and wellness to join our Midd...
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Veterinary Technician salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Veterinary Technician, the highest Veterinary Technician salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Veterinary Technician salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Veterinary Technician salary is in Miami, FL, where the Veterinary Technician salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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