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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.


National estimates for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
118,670 1.4 % $ 18.39 $ 38,250 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.64 $ 14.33 $ 17.72 $ 21.99 $ 23.13
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,370 $ 29,810 $ 36,850 $ 45,750 $ 48,100


Industry profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 109,620 14.38 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,990 0.10 $ 21.79 $ 45,310
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,850 0.83 $ 17.50 $ 36,390
Other Personal Services 1,020 0.34 $ 18.49 $ 38,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,010 0.13 $ 27.14 $ 56,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 109,620 14.38 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,850 0.83 $ 17.50 $ 36,390
Other Personal Services 1,020 0.34 $ 18.49 $ 38,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,010 0.13 $ 27.14 $ 56,450
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.13 $ 21.61 $ 44,950

Top paying industries for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 140 0.04 $ 31.11 $ 64,720
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,010 0.13 $ 27.14 $ 56,450
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 510 0.02 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 610 0.01 $ 21.86 $ 45,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,990 0.10 $ 21.79 $ 45,310


Geographic profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of veterinary technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 13,910 1.14 1.35 $ 15.88 $ 33,040
California 9,350 0.57 0.67 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Florida 8,580 1.00 1.18 $ 17.23 $ 35,840
Pennsylvania 5,370 0.96 1.14 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
New York 5,100 0.59 0.70 $ 21.90 $ 45,560


Map of location quotient of veterinary technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 3,800 1.45 1.72 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
New Hampshire 900 1.41 1.68 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
Montana 620 1.32 1.56 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Maine 770 1.30 1.54 $ 18.74 $ 38,990
Minnesota 3,450 1.26 1.50 $ 19.11 $ 39,740


Map of annual mean wages of veterinary technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 160 0.24 0.29 $ 32.75 $ 68,110
Washington 2,730 0.85 1.01 $ 22.86 $ 47,550
New York 5,100 0.59 0.70 $ 21.90 $ 45,560
California 9,350 0.57 0.67 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Connecticut 1,790 1.14 1.35 $ 21.34 $ 44,380



Map of employment of veterinary technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,030 0.58 0.69 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,890 1.08 1.29 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,260 0.77 0.91 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,180 1.10 1.30 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,990 0.52 0.62 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,620 0.99 1.17 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,510 0.97 1.15 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,460 1.35 1.60 $ 19.82 $ 41,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,350 1.11 1.32 $ 17.77 $ 36,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.69 0.82 $ 22.72 $ 47,260


Map of location quotient of veterinary technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 190 4.02 4.78 (8) (8)
Manhattan, KS 130 3.37 4.00 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
Fort Collins, CO 440 2.75 3.26 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Corvallis, OR 100 2.74 3.25 $ 22.87 $ 47,580
Ames, IA 120 2.59 3.08 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Homosassa Springs, FL 80 2.52 3.00 $ 15.68 $ 32,610
Punta Gorda, FL 120 2.52 2.99 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Prescott, AZ 160 2.40 2.85 $ 16.78 $ 34,910
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 210 2.31 2.74 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Lexington-Fayette, KY 590 2.30 2.73 $ 16.19 $ 33,680