Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare veterinary technologists and technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,020
25th Percentile Wage
$36,120
50th Percentile Wage
$43,450
75th Percentile Wage
$51,920
90th Percentile Wage
$62,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) veterinary technologists and technicians is $62,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid veterinary technologists and technicians is $32,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,4501.10%10.43%
201542,97011.03%-
201438,230-0.63%-
201338,470-1.17%-
201238,920--

Compare Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of veterinary technologists and technicians in five industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for veterinary technologists and technician occupations is the ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $43,910. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry (annual salary $41,930). For detailed veterinary technologists and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,750
Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$41,930
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$41,930

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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