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 amongst Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,320
25th Percentile Wage
$27,400
50th Percentile Wage
$30,800
75th Percentile Wage
$38,420
90th Percentile Wage
$47,840

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 $47,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,320.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.17
25th Percentile Wage
$13.17
50th Percentile Wage
$14.81
75th Percentile Wage
$18.47
90th Percentile Wage
$23.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.00. The median hourly salary is $14.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinary technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,8001.56%7.73%
201530,3201.48%-
201429,8702.44%-
201329,1402.47%-
201228,420--

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 $26,250 to $48,330. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in Illinois is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,330. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $38,000). The lowest paying area is Rockford with a median annual salary of $26,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,330
Champaign-Urbana
$38,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$30,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$30,770
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,580
Peoria
$29,480
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,340
Springfield
$27,920
Rockford
$26,250


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