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Highest Paying States for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of veterinary technologists and technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $42,310, New York is the highest paying state for veterinary technologists and technicians. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $42,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of veterinary technologists and technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$42,310
$29,060 4,280
2 Alaska
$42,240
$32,510 190
3 Massachusetts
$38,440
$28,130 2,940
4 California
$38,050
$24,290 9,070
5 Connecticut
$37,580
$26,330 1,720
6 Washington
$35,880
$27,800 1,760
7 Missouri
$35,510
$24,770 1,530
8 Rhode Island
$35,440
$26,670 290
9 Vermont
$35,270
$25,030 410
10 New Jersey
$35,140
$25,410 2,900
11 Oregon
$35,130
$24,200 1,770
12 Nevada
$34,720
$23,300 590
13 Maine
$34,490
$25,840 740
14 Virginia
$34,480
$26,240 1,650
15 Maryland
$34,270
$22,800 2,890
16 Minnesota
$34,000
$26,510 2,460
17 New Hampshire
$33,620
$23,140 890
18 Pennsylvania
$33,190
$23,790 5,060
19 District of Columbia
$32,490
$21,860 120
20 Iowa
$32,320
$22,900 740
21 Colorado
$32,280
$23,220 3,660
22 Michigan
$32,240
$19,250 3,000
23 New Mexico
$32,070
$19,630 750
24 Hawaii
$31,970
$22,300 350
25 Ohio
$31,630
$25,290 3,370
26 Wisconsin
$31,590
$23,590 2,050
27 Oklahoma
$31,170
$17,360 840
28 Florida
$30,970
$22,340 8,510
29 Illinois
$30,800
$25,320 3,840
30 Nebraska
$30,430
$21,500 710
31 North Dakota
$30,400
$25,540 200
32 North Carolina
$30,140
$21,520 3,080
33 Montana
$30,080
$22,070 340
34 Arizona
$29,900
$21,790 1,790
35 Georgia
$29,850
$19,750 2,940
36 Delaware
$29,570
$23,820 380
37 South Carolina
$29,510
$20,660 1,740
38 South Dakota
$29,490
$22,200 260
39 Wyoming
$29,330
$21,750 240
40 Tennessee
$29,120
$19,480 1,280
41 Indiana
$28,950
$19,670 1,370
42 Mississippi
$28,930
$20,070 630
43 Texas
$28,840
$20,090 9,490
44 Kansas
$28,330
$20,520 600
45 West Virginia
$28,270
$20,650 440
46 Kentucky
$28,170
$20,620 1,480
47 Utah
$27,830
$20,010 1,030
48 Idaho
$27,520
$20,890 580
49 Puerto Rico
$26,940
$16,590 90
50 Louisiana
$26,900
$19,910 1,120
51 Alabama
$26,770
$20,220 980
52 Arkansas
$26,450
$18,910 350
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