Veterinary Technologist Salary
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How Much Do Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Make?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that veterinary technologists and technicians make a median annual income of $36,850 or $18 per hour. The lowest 10% of veterinary technologists and technicians earned less than $28,370 and the highest 10% earned more than $48,100.
Do Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Get Paid Well?
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians earn less than the average worker in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for veterinary technologists and technicians is $36,850 per year. This is 12% less than the average salary for all occupations, which is $45,760.
How Much Do Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Make Starting Out?
The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for veterinary technologists and technicians just starting out, but the bottom 25% of veterinary technologists and technicians earn $29,810 each year according to the BLS.
How Many Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Are There In The United States?
In 2021, there were 114,400 veterinary technologists and technicians in the United States. The BLS predicts the number of veterinary technologists and technicians will increase by 15 percent, approximately 17,100 jobs, by 2030.
Where Can Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Earn The Most?
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians' salaries depend on location and work setting. According to the BLS, veterinary technologists and technicians earn the most in the following industries: other professional, scientific, and technical services, colleges, universities, and professional schools and social advocacy organizations. The metropolitan areas with the highest pay for veterinary technologists and technicians are:
- 1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA - $57,990
- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - $52,220
- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA - $51,340
How Much Do Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Earn In Each State?
The table below compares veterinary technologist and technician salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of veterinary technologists and technicians in each state as well as the number of veterinary technologists and technicians per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.