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Highest Paying Industries for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

The top 41 highest paying industries for veterinary technologists and technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $60,510, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for veterinary technologists and technicians. It is followed by manufacturing industry (average annual salary $55,450). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of veterinary technologists and technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 41 Highest Paying Industries for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,510
40
2 Manufacturing
$55,450
230
3 Federal government, including USPS
$50,630
540
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,630
540
5 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$47,010
950
6 Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,010
950
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,930
800
8 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,860
330
9 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,830
830
10 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$42,470
380
11 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,520
80
12 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,690
90
13 Educational Services - Local government owned
$40,490
50
14 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$39,380
2,650
15 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$38,620
2,490
16 Educational Services
$38,560
2,530
17 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$38,510
90
18 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,250
110
19 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$38,240
970
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$38,240
970
21 Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,230
280
22 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,000
170
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$38,000
170
24 Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,000
170
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$37,930
170
26 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,900
1,740
27 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$36,840
1,640
28 Educational Services - State government owned
$36,740
1,660
29 Employment Services
$32,740
160
30 Administrative and Support Services
$32,740
160
31 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,740
160
32 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,740
87,070
33 Veterinary Services
$30,670
86,080
34 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,670
86,090
35 Other Personal Services
$30,020
410
36 Personal and Laundry Services
$30,020
410
37 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,550
1,810
38 Social Advocacy Organizations
$29,410
1,400
39 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$29,410
1,400
40 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$26,170
n/a
41 Wholesale Trade
$25,760
100
See also: Highest paying cities for veterinary technologists and technicians.