Changes in the Vet Tech Industry Pay Scale

Changes in the Vet Tech Industry Pay Scale
On September 16, 2021

“Choose a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life.” That's the advice many of us follow when picking a career path. A passion for animals is what drives most of our veterinary technician students to enroll in our program. However, we know that salary is an important consideration as well. The good news is that recently, the pay scale for vet techs has been increasing.

"We have seen a rise in RVT pay throughout the industry, especially within Mission Veterinary Partners as we are continually striving to be the employer of choice through mentorships, personal and career development, and monetary compensation,” says Evelyn Siergiej, Lead Staffing Recruiter at Mission Veterinary Partners in Novi, Michigan. “I have also noticed throughout the pandemic, with a staffing shortage in the US, many employers have increased wages [and] added signing bonuses and employee incentives to attract talent."

According to Forbes, “Wages in 2021 have grown at the fastest rate in 35 years.” Although “slow wage growth accompanies high unemployment,” the opposite occurred during the pandemic-recession. “According to the June Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, average hourly earnings over April-June rose by an annual rate of 6 percent. This is two to three times the typical growth rate in recent decades. And according to a June survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an historically high share of employers raised worker pay over the past three months.”

You do not have to choose between enjoying your career and making a living. Let us help you find a way to do both. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website to get started today.

1 Levanon, G.  (2021, July 26).  Why wages are growing rapidly—both now and in the future.  Forbes. 

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