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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 $42,330, Alaska is the highest paying state for veterinary technologists and technicians. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $41,150). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Alaska
$42,330
$28,980 190
2 New York
$41,150
$28,490 4,660
3 Connecticut
$39,950
$26,100 1,660
4 Massachusetts
$39,590
$29,560 3,170
5 California
$37,660
$25,500 9,780
6 Nevada
$36,750
$23,960 620
7 Washington
$36,680
$29,730 2,120
8 Minnesota
$35,880
$27,440 2,380
9 New Jersey
$35,880
$21,400 2,880
10 Virginia
$35,790
$26,520 1,820
11 Hawaii
$35,720
$26,340 390
12 Pennsylvania
$35,130
$23,930 5,650
13 Rhode Island
$35,010
$26,520 290
14 District of Columbia
$34,970
$24,930 150
15 Oregon
$34,840
$24,800 1,810
16 Maine
$34,760
$26,590 720
17 Maryland
$34,720
$22,410 2,670
18 Colorado
$34,160
$25,440 3,920
19 Vermont
$34,120
$24,320 450
20 New Hampshire
$34,050
$23,920 860
21 Michigan
$33,960
$20,040 2,520
22 Missouri
$33,960
$22,570 1,700
23 Wisconsin
$32,730
$25,200 2,110
24 North Dakota
$32,560
$25,760 260
25 Nebraska
$32,440
$22,700 800
26 Arizona
$32,430
$23,150 1,580
27 Illinois
$32,250
$25,560 4,040
28 Iowa
$31,850
$24,730 870
29 Delaware
$31,830
$25,830 410
30 South Dakota
$31,720
$22,680 290
31 Indiana
$31,460
$22,750 1,640
32 Ohio
$31,440
$23,880 3,360
33 Kansas
$31,210
$23,290 740
34 New Mexico
$31,150
$18,990 670
35 Tennessee
$31,130
$20,600 1,680
36 North Carolina
$31,110
$22,210 3,340
37 Puerto Rico
$30,870
$16,990 100
38 Florida
$30,770
$21,920 8,070
39 Kentucky
$30,740
$18,510 1,380
40 Mississippi
$30,540
$21,090 540
41 South Carolina
$30,200
$21,030 1,790
42 Georgia
$30,130
$20,200 2,940
43 Texas
$29,670
$20,830 10,570
44 Montana
$29,550
$21,760 250
45 Alabama
$29,450
$21,850 1,000
46 Wyoming
$29,350
$20,960 250
47 Utah
$28,920
$20,650 1,000
48 West Virginia
$28,670
$21,080 330
49 Idaho
$28,290
$21,440 600
50 Arkansas
$26,250
$19,650 400
51 Louisiana
$24,950
$18,020 1,150
52 Oklahoma
$24,650
$17,330 820
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