Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinary technologists and technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,560
25th Percentile Wage
$28,010
50th Percentile Wage
$32,250
75th Percentile Wage
$41,680
90th Percentile Wage
$50,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of veterinary technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,250
4.50% 11.88%
2016
$30,800
1.56% -
2015
$30,320
1.48% -
2014
$29,870
2.44% -
2013
$29,140
2.47% -
2012
$28,420
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $24,450 to $53,160. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in Illinois is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,160. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $35,870). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$53,160
Champaign-Urbana
$35,870
Kankakee-Bradley
$35,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$33,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$32,520
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,580
Bloomington-Normal
$30,470
Peoria
$30,210
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,040
Springfield
$28,460
Rockford
$27,430
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$24,450




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