Veterinary assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Veterinary assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $27,476
Alabama $20,600
Arkansas $23,993
Arizona $23,816
California $29,024
Colorado $29,720
Connecticut $29,790
District of Columbia $27,140
Delaware $25,980
Florida $25,650
Georgia $25,980
Hawaii $29,170
Iowa $28,410
Idaho $25,903
Illinois $23,242
Indiana $23,478
Kansas $25,229
Kentucky $25,380
Louisiana $24,310
Massachusetts $34,860
Maryland $28,420
Maine $32,690
Michigan $26,010
Minnesota $28,760
Missouri $28,110
Mississippi $23,350
Montana $27,000
North Carolina $28,830
North Dakota $25,670
Nebraska $24,640
New Hampshire $26,880
New Jersey $25,570
New Mexico $23,130
Nevada $28,010
New York $30,725
Ohio $25,120
Oklahoma $25,080
Oregon $30,700
Pennsylvania $28,840
Puerto Rico $18,550
Rhode Island $24,170
South Carolina $25,450
South Dakota $23,450
Tennessee $23,800
Texas $25,020
Utah $24,130
Virginia $26,350
Vermont $29,600
Washington $30,260
Wisconsin $25,200
West Virginia $22,400
Wyoming $27,040

How do veterinary assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Veterinary assistants earn 15% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than phlebotomists but more than animal caretakers.

Career Median Salary
Phlebotomist salary $31K
Veterinary technologist salary $30K
Pharmacy technician salary $30K
Medical assistant salary $29K
Medical secretary salary $27K
Veterinary assistant salary $23K
Animal caretaker salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)