Vet Tech Salary Guide

MyVeterinaryJobBoard.com's Vet Tech Salary Guide for 2020

The majority of veterinary technicians are paid an hourly salary in the United States.  The hourly rate a vet tech can demand varies on factors such as years, of experience, if you have licenses or certifications, years of experiences and type of practice.  We break down the average hourly and yearly salaries for vet techs in the United States and answer some frequently asked questions regarding pay rate.  To see our salary guide for veterinarians click here.

 

Average Vet Tech Salary by State

State Average Hourly Rate Average Yearly Salary***
Alabama $13.50 $27,000
Alaska $15.10 $30,200
Arizona $14.30 $28,600
Arkansas $13.65 $27,300
California $15.00 $30,000
Colorado $14.40 $28,800
Connecticut $15.15 $30,300
Delaware $14.25 $28,500
Florida $12.75 $25,500
Georgia $13.55 $27,100
Hawaii $15.20 $30,400
Idaho $15.10 $30,200
Illinois $13.30 $26,600
Indiana $14.00 $28,000
Iowa $13.85 $27,700
Kansas $13.95 $27,900
Kentucky $14.10 $28,200
Louisiana $13.95 $27,900
Maine $13.75 $27,500
Maryland $15.30 $30,600
Massachusetts $16.40 $32,800
Michigan $13.30 $26,600
Minnesota $14.25 $28,500
Mississippi $13.30 $26,600
Missouri $13.00 $26,000
Montana $15.10 $30,200
Nebraska $15.15 $30,300
Nevada $15.10 $30,200
New Hampshire $16.00 $32,000
New Jersey $14.50 $29,000
New Mexico $13.45 $26,900
New York $16.60 $33,200
North Carolina $11.75 $23,500
North Dakota $15.10 $30,200
Ohio $14.05 $28,100
Oklahoma $14.00 28,000
Oregon $14.30 $28,600
Pennsylvania $14.40 $28,800
Rhode Island $14.60 $29,200
South Carolina $14.30 $28,600
South Dakota $14.30 $28,600
Tennessee $14.25 $28,500
Texas $13.65 $27,300
Utah $14.20 $28,400
Vermont $15.15 $30,300
Virginia $15.00 $30,000
Washington $15.05 $30,100
West Virginia $14.70 $29,400
Wisconsin $13.80 $27,600
Wyoming $15.10 $30,200

 ***Yearly Salary is based on a 40 hour work week.

FAQ's About Vet Tech Salaries

1. What is the average salary for veterinary technicians in the United States?

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics the average hourly rate for vet techs is $17.10 an hour and the average yearly salary is $35,560.  However according to Zip Recruiter the average hourly rate is $15 an hour and the average yearly salary is $31,478.

2. What states pay the highest for vet techs?

New York ($16.60/hour & $33,200/year), Massachusetts ($16.40/hour & $32,800/year) & New Hampshire ($16.00/hour & $32,000/year).

3. What states pay the lowest for vet techs?

Missouri ($13.00/hour & $26,000/year), Florida ($12.75/hour & $25,500/year) & North Carolina ($11.75/hour & 23,500/year).