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Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of veterinary technologists and technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The veterinary technologists and technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,880
25th Percentile Wage
$27,430
50th Percentile Wage
$33,400
75th Percentile Wage
$39,860
90th Percentile Wage
$49,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) veterinary technologists and technicians is $49,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,880. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 115% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$33,400
2.72% 9.31%
2016
$32,490
2.12% -
2015
$31,800
2.30% -
2014
$31,070
1.83% -
2013
$30,500
0.69% -
2012
$30,290
- -

Table 2. Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of veterinary technologists and technicians in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for veterinary technologists and technicians occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $46,240. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $27,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,760
Educational Services
$40,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,960
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,060
Manufacturing
$32,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,820
Wholesale Trade
$27,080

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only veterinary technologists and technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,650 to $42,330. The highest paying state for veterinary technologists and technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $42,330. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $24,650. For more salary information of veterinary technologists and technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$42,330
New York
$41,150
Connecticut
$39,950
Massachusetts
$39,590
California
$37,660
Nevada
$36,750
Washington
$36,680
Minnesota
$35,880
New Jersey
$35,880
Virginia
$35,790
Hawaii
$35,720
Pennsylvania
$35,130
Rhode Island
$35,010
District of Columbia
$34,970
Oregon
$34,840
Maine
$34,760
Maryland
$34,720
Colorado
$34,160
Vermont
$34,120
New Hampshire
$34,050
Michigan
$33,960
Missouri
$33,960
Wisconsin
$32,730
North Dakota
$32,560
Nebraska
$32,440
Arizona
$32,430
Illinois
$32,250
Iowa
$31,850
Delaware
$31,830
South Dakota
$31,720
Indiana
$31,460
Ohio
$31,440
Kansas
$31,210
New Mexico
$31,150
Tennessee
$31,130
North Carolina
$31,110
Puerto Rico
$30,870
Florida
$30,770
Kentucky
$30,740
Mississippi
$30,540
South Carolina
$30,200
Georgia
$30,130
Texas
$29,670
Montana
$29,550
Alabama
$29,450
Wyoming
$29,350
Utah
$28,920
West Virginia
$28,670
Idaho
$28,290
Arkansas
$26,250
Louisiana
$24,950
Oklahoma
$24,650



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