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Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant) Salary

How much does a Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant) make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant)

$35,723 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$518 (USD)/yr

$35,345 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$518 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. Excludes "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021).
The average veterinary assistant (vet assistant) salary in United States is $35,723 or an equivalent hourly rate of $17. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $518. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$27,183 (USD)

$42,774 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$41,412 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant) will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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