Vet Technician Salary
Veterinary technicians typically enjoy a generous salary, in no small part due to the nationwide shortage, which expected to continue at least for the next decade. According to recently released government data, the average salary for vet techs is around $29,000 per year.
Interestingly, the range of salaries for vet techs is quite large. This is for a multitude of reasons, including experience accrued, the possibility of advancement as a supervisor, and differences in the cost of living between different environments, such as rural versus urban. In any event, statistics indicate that the middle fifty percentile earned between $23 and $35,000 per year.
The top tenth percentile of veterinary techs earn north of $40,000 per year. Many of these individuals are in higher income settings, such as supervisors, research assistants, and other jobs with greater responsibilities than average. The lowest paying jobs register at around $20,000 per year, and are generally in rural areas where demand is less and competition for employment is more widespread.