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What is the typical salary for a licensed veterinary technician?

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The average annual salary of a veterinary technician is about $32,350, as of May 2014, notes the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Veterinary technicians receive an average hourly wage of $15.56. Veterinary technician employment is projected to rise 30 percent from 2012 to 2022.

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The lower 10 percent of veterinary technicians earned less than $21,030, while the top 10 percent earned more than $44,030. Texas has the highest employment of veterinary technicians in the United States with 8,870 earning an average annual salary of $28,530. The state with the highest average annual salary for veterinary technicians was Alaska with $40,970, followed by Massachusetts with $40,120, New York, Connecticut then California, as reported by the BLS.

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