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Veterinary Technologist/Technician Salary Information

As of 2009, veterinary technicians and technologists earn average wages of $14.70 an hour, equating to about $30,000 annually. The median annual salary for veterinary technologists or technicians differed slightly from average salaries at about $29,280 a year.

Hourly earnings for veterinary technicians and technologists within the bottom 10th percentile averaged about $9.70 an hour, while those with wages in the upper 10th percentile make more than $20 an hour. Salaried veterinary technologist and technicians with salaries in the upper 10th percentile make more than $43,080, while those with salaries in the bottom 10th percentile make just over $20,180 a year.

As of 2009, veterinary technicians and technologists employed by federal government agencies make the highest salaries nationwide, averaging $47,020 annually. Those employed at pharmaceutical companies average $40,630 each year, while those employed at diagnostic laboratories earn average salaries of $39,590 annually.

Veterinary technicians and technologists employed in Nevada, California, Washington D.C., New York, and Connecticut earn the highest average salaries nationwide. In each state, these specialists earn average annual salaries exceeding $35,000.

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