Dean says technicians can net $70,000 a year.
The average annual salary for a veterinary technologist in a small animal practice setting is $34,000, according to indeed.com. Looking outside of the small animal practice environment, many opportunities are available that increase the earning potential for veterinary technologists. For example, according to the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association's 2007 survey of compensation and benefits, the mean salary for a veterinary hospital administrator ranges from $58,000 to $70,000, depending on the type and size of the practice.
Positions in bio-medical research, education, pharmaceutical sales, management, zoos and wildlife facilities, military service, and diagnostic laboratories are careers to consider that might afford higher salaries. Certainly, as in any other field, salaries vary based upon skill level, experience, type of practice, and education.
Dr. Richard Flora, MSBA
Dean, School of Veterinary Technology
St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, Fla.