How much do veterinary assistants make – Salaries

Want to work with animals and get paid for it? Veterinary assistant who obtain actual training from a school can expect to make the upper range of the average hourly of $9.04/hr to $12.09/hr that most veterinary assistant makes. By completing a training program for veterinary assistants will put you ahead of other candidates when applying for jobs and also help you earn a higher wage. Many vet assistants that work at an busy business may earn $13.63 to $18.73 a hr for overtime. In addition, many veterinary assistance receive a bonus of $98 to $416 and $350 to $1,250 for profit sharing.

The following table shows the average salary and wage for an average Veterinary Assistant that was collected in 2009 by BLS.

StateAverage Hourly WageAverage Salary
Alabama$9.52$19,810
Alaska$11.70$24,350
Arizona$9.70$20,180
Arkansas$9.93$20,660
California$14.01$29,130
Colorado$10.65$22,160
Connecticut$13.54$28,160
Delaware$11.49$23,900
District of Columbia$18.61$38,710
Florida$10.15$21,110
Georgia$10.85$22,560
Hawaii$10.85$22,570
Idaho$9.86$20,500
Illinois$11.75$24,450
Indiana$10.58$22,010
Iowa$10.27$21,350
Kansas$10.10$21,000
Kentucky$9.96$20,710
Louisiana$10.94$22,760
Maine$13.10$27,260
Maryland$13.04$27,120
Massachusetts$14.46$30,080
Michigan$11.06$23,000
Minnesota$11.50$23,920
Mississippi$9.16$19,050
Missouri$9.68$20,130
Montana$10.37$21,560
Nebraska$11.24$23,390
Nevada$10.31$21,440
New Hampshire$11.36$23,640
New Jersey$11.99$24,950
New Mexico$11.51$23,930
New York$12.79$26,600
North Carolina$10.79$22,450
North Dakota$10.40$21,620
Ohio$10.29$21,390
Oklahoma$9.82$20,430
Oregon$11.18$23,250
Pennsylvania$11.50$23,910
South Carolina$10.92$22,720
South Dakota$9.04$18,800
Tennessee$10.05$20,900
Texas$10.36$21,560
Utah$9.18$19,090
Vermont$11.58$24,090
Virginia$10.33$21,490
Washington$11.70$24,330
West Virginia$9.84$20,460
Wisconsin$10.85$22,570
Wyoming$10.62$22,080
Puerto Rico$7.70$16,010
Virgin Islands$12.63$26,260

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