Bureau of Labor Statistics: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

The US Department of Labor had recently released its updated statistics on our profession. States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided.

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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017
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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
103,430 1.9 % $16.69 $34,710 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.00 $13.19 $16.06 $19.17 $23.73
Annual Wage (2) $22,880 $27,430 $33,400 $39,860 $49,350


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 94,860 13.55 $16.46 $34,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,020 0.10 $20.21 $42,050
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,760 0.83 $16.60 $34,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 850 0.13 $19.76 $41,100
Other Personal Services 790 0.24 $15.13 $31,470