Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinary technologists and technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinary technologists and technicians among Washington metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,730
25th Percentile Wage
$33,070
50th Percentile Wage
$36,680
75th Percentile Wage
$41,110
90th Percentile Wage
$48,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,730.

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
$36,680
2.18% 9.16%
2016
$35,880
0.56% -
2015
$35,680
3.03% -
2014
$34,600
1.39% -
2013
$34,120
2.34% -
2012
$33,320
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of Washington ranges from $31,390 to $39,630. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in Washington is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,630. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $37,680). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $31,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$39,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$37,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$37,650
Bellingham
$37,630
Tacoma
$37,520
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$37,190
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$37,110
Bremerton-Silverdale
$36,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$36,110
Yakima
$35,580
Olympia
$35,270
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$34,420
Spokane
$31,390




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