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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,340
25th Percentile Wage
$26,870
50th Percentile Wage
$32,490
75th Percentile Wage
$38,950
90th Percentile Wage
$48,330

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 $48,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,340. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 116% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201632,4902.12%6.77%
201531,8002.30%-
201431,0701.83%-
201330,5000.69%-
201230,290--

Table 2. Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of veterinary technologists and technicians in 8 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 $44,020. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $27,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,450
Educational Services
$40,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,120
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,820
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,650
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 $26,450 to $42,310. The highest paying state for veterinary technologists and technicians is New York with a median annual salary of $42,310. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $26,450. 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
New York
$42,310
Alaska
$42,240
Massachusetts
$38,440
California
$38,050
Connecticut
$37,580
Washington
$35,880
Missouri
$35,510
Rhode Island
$35,440
Vermont
$35,270
New Jersey
$35,140
Oregon
$35,130
Nevada
$34,720
Maine
$34,490
Virginia
$34,480
Maryland
$34,270
Minnesota
$34,000
New Hampshire
$33,620
Pennsylvania
$33,190
District of Columbia
$32,490
Iowa
$32,320
Colorado
$32,280
Michigan
$32,240
New Mexico
$32,070
Hawaii
$31,970
Ohio
$31,630
Wisconsin
$31,590
Oklahoma
$31,170
Florida
$30,970
Illinois
$30,800
Nebraska
$30,430
North Dakota
$30,400
North Carolina
$30,140
Montana
$30,080
Arizona
$29,900
Georgia
$29,850
Delaware
$29,570
South Carolina
$29,510
South Dakota
$29,490
Wyoming
$29,330
Tennessee
$29,120
Indiana
$28,950
Mississippi
$28,930
Texas
$28,840
Kansas
$28,330
West Virginia
$28,270
Kentucky
$28,170
Utah
$27,830
Idaho
$27,520
Puerto Rico
$26,940
Louisiana
$26,900
Alabama
$26,770
Arkansas
$26,450


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