Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinary technologists and technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,790
25th Percentile Wage
$27,730
50th Percentile Wage
$33,190
75th Percentile Wage
$39,350
90th Percentile Wage
$47,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.44
25th Percentile Wage
$13.33
50th Percentile Wage
$15.96
75th Percentile Wage
$18.92
90th Percentile Wage
$22.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.88. The median hourly salary is $15.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.44.

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
201633,1900.36%1.66%
201533,0700.03%-
201433,060-0.15%-
201333,1101.42%-
201232,640--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $25,830 to $39,030. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $39,030. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $37,510). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $25,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$39,030
Philadelphia
$37,510
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,940
Reading
$35,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$35,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$34,590
Lancaster
$34,460
State College
$33,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$32,730
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$32,240
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,830
Lebanon
$31,770
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$30,810
York-Hanover
$30,540
Pittsburgh
$30,170
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,070
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,190
Erie
$25,830


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