Veterinary technologists and technicians

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Total Workforce
128k
Average Age
33.7
Average Salary
$29,162
Average Male Salary
$34,159
Average Female Salary
$28,660

About

Veterinary technologists and technicians are most often employed by the Veterinary services industry. The average yearly wage for Veterinary technologists and technicians was $29,162 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Veterinary technologists and technicians by wage are Food batchmakers, Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members, and Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers.

Veterinary technologists and technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Veterinary technologists and technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Veterinary services is the industry that employs the most Veterinary technologists and technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Veterinary technologists and technicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Veterinary technologists and technicians are paid most in Sussex County PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Columbia, Levy, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie & Union Counties PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,162
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,225

In 2018, Veterinary technologists and technicians earned an average of $29,162, $24,727 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members make somewhat more than Veterinary technologists and technicians while Food batchmakers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Veterinary technologists and technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Veterinary technologists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Veterinary technologists and technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Veterinary technologists and technicians, by number of employees, are Veterinary services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Other personal services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Veterinary technologists and technicians, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Computer Systems Design, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

128k
2018 Workforce
± 8,773

This graphic shows the share of Veterinary technologists and technicians employed by various industries. Veterinary services employs the largest share of Veterinary technologists and technicians at  89.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 2.39% and Other personal services with 1.51%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Veterinary technologists and technicians in the US. The average age of male Veterinary technologists and technicians in the workforce is 32.7 and of female Veterinary technologists and technicians is 33.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Veterinary technologists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

11.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,650
116k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,364

90.9% of Veterinary technologists and technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Veterinary technologists and technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

79.9% of Veterinary technologists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.62% of Veterinary technologists and technicians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Veterinary technologists and technicians.

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Age by Gender

32.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.26
33.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.838

The median age of Veterinary technologists and technicians is 33.7, and Male employees are generally 1.13 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Veterinary technologists and technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Veterinary technologists and technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Veterinary technologists and technicians hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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