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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinary technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
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|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |