Vet Tech Salary



The average yearly salary of a vet tech is $28,900.  But, there are many factors that determine exactly how much a vet tech salary will be.  Skill level, education, and location all have major impact on how much a vet tech will earn.  The top 10 percent of veterinary technicians earned over $41,000, while the lowest 10 percent earned just under $20,000.

The salary of a vet tech is not  particularly high, but most people join the veterinary field for the love of the animals. The job outlook for veterinary technicians is VERY good over the next 10 years. Expectations are that the field will continue to grow by over 35 percent! That growth rate is phenomenal when compared to almost every other job category. Despite the recession, people will still care for their pets which leads to great job stability for veterinary technicians. The number of people that will have animals that need veterinary services is also expected to grow immensely over the same time period.  Many experts think that the rise in popularity of cats as companions animals will likely create new opportunities for veterinary techs in cat specific hospitals.

There will also be a rise in the demand for veterinarians over the same time period. A rise in veterinarians will results in the need for more veterinary technicians to fill job openings in small and large animal clinics throughout the country. It is also import to note that with a rise in the demand for vet techs will result in an increase in the average annual salary.

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