2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Veterinary Technologists and Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,520 to $30,030 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$25||$52,410|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$21||$43,890|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$17||$36,260|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$14||$30,030|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$25,520|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Veterinary Technologist and Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Veterinary Technicians are in the states of DC, CT, NV, CA and MA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$55700||$26.78|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$46470||$22.34|
|Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions||$45200||$21.73|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$44860||$21.57|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$43600||$20.96|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$38910||$18.71|
|Other Personal Services||$37510||$18.04|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$37350||$17.95|
|Social Advocacy Organizations||$36460||$17.53|