Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker

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October 30, 2016

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Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker Job Description

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker is $22776 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $34072. The lowest salary reported was $17222. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker is $11.33 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $16.94. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.56. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $325 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $62.5 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $24,566 – $35,050
Illinois – $19,774 – $22,210
Iowa – $36,280 – $40,976
North Carolina – n/a
Ohio – n/a
Virginia – n/a
Washington – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
San Diego, California –
Chicago, Illinois –
Des Moines, Iowa –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretaker from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $22776 while in 2007 it was just $21122.07

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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15%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 85% of Veterinary Assistant or Laboratory Animal Caretakers were females while 15% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Veterinary Assistant
$16,571 – $30,219
Animal Caretaker
$15,336 – $37,962
Waiter/Waitress
$7,555 – $34,358

Future Jobs

Veterinary Technologist / Technician
$19,474 – $39,356
Veterinarian
$42,983 – $104,120
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
$23,419 – $46,373


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