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Veterinary Assistant Salary

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

$35,912 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$535 (USD)/yr

$35,536 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$535 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Assists Veterinarian in settings such as veterinarians' clinics, zoos, research laboratories, kennels, and commercial facilities in handing a variety of animal health care duties. Cares for and gives medical care to ill or injured animals. Prepares treatment room for examination of animals, and holds or restrains animals during examination, treatment, or inoculation.
The average veterinary assistant salary in United States is $35,912 or an equivalent hourly rate of $17. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $535. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$27,401 (USD)

$42,928 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$41,632 (USD)

16 %

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

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