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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
109,490 2.0 % $ 18.20 $ 37,860 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.27 $ 14.44 $ 17.43 $ 21.10 $ 25.20
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,520 $ 30,030 $ 36,260 $ 43,890 $ 52,410


Industry profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: Top

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 100,360 13.82 $ 17.95 $ 37,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,480 0.11 $ 20.96 $ 43,600
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,510 0.69 $ 17.53 $ 36,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.12 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Other Personal Services 770 0.26 $ 18.04 $ 37,510

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 100,360 13.82 $ 17.95 $ 37,350
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,510 0.69 $ 17.53 $ 36,460
Other Personal Services 770 0.26 $ 18.04 $ 37,510
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.12 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,480 0.11 $ 20.96 $ 43,600

Top paying industries for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 490 0.02 $ 26.78 $ 55,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 190 (7) $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.11 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.12 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Employment Services 90 (7) $ 21.37 $ 44,460


Geographic profile for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: Top

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.





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 12,480 1.03 1.31 $ 16.17 $ 33,630
Florida 9,460 1.12 1.42 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
California 8,950 0.54 0.69 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Pennsylvania 4,670 0.85 1.08 $ 17.41 $ 36,210
New York 4,350 0.50 0.64 $ 21.05 $ 43,780




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)
Vermont 480 1.70 2.16 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
New Hampshire 950 1.53 1.94 $ 18.37 $ 38,200
Colorado 3,450 1.34 1.70 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Maine 750 1.30 1.66 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Minnesota 3,200 1.18 1.50 $ 18.33 $ 38,120




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 0.23 0.30 $ 32.14 $ 66,850
Connecticut 1,460 0.95 1.20 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Nevada 610 0.49 0.62 $ 23.27 $ 48,390
California 8,950 0.54 0.69 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Massachusetts 3,150 0.94 1.19 $ 22.35 $ 46,480





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 4,100 0.46 0.59 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,550 0.99 1.26 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,930 0.99 1.25 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,890 0.66 0.84 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,310 1.25 1.59 $ 18.52 $ 38,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,240 0.74 0.94 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,180 0.84 1.07 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,180 0.81 1.03 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,140 0.81 1.03 $ 16.15 $ 33,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,100 0.36 0.46 $ 25.76 $ 53,580




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 4.06 5.16 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Homosassa Springs, FL 100 3.18 4.03 $ 15.69 $ 32,630
Manhattan, KS 120 3.15 4.01 $ 20.00 $ 41,610
College Station-Bryan, TX 340 3.14 3.99 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
Wilmington, NC 400 3.13 3.98 $ 16.29 $ 33,870
Corvallis, OR 110 3.03 3.85 $ 22.29 $ 46,370
Fort Collins, CO 470 3.01 3.83 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Ames, IA 110 2.60 3.30 $ 18.63 $ 38,750
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 120 2.55 3.24 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Portsmouth, NH-ME 230 2.55 3.24 $ 18.48 $ 38,440