Animal Health Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Animal Health Technician"How much does an Animal Health Technician in the federal government get paid? $58,988.47* *Based on the 2021 average.
Animal Health Technician was the 243rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 449 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Animal Health Technician, with an average salary of $60,640.
Government Animal Health Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Animal Health Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes all positions that primarily involve performing technical work concerned with animal health in support of veterinarians or veterinary medical programs. The duties performed include inspection, quarantine, identification, collection of specimens, vaccination, appraisal and disposal of diseased animals, and disinfection for the control and eradication of infectious and communicable animal diseases. Performance of the work requires a practical knowledge of normal and certain abnormal animal health conditions, agency policy and guidelines applicable to the work, and related animal health laws and regulations.
Agencies that have hired an Animal Health Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||362||$60,640.17|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||46||$47,649.33|
|Veterans Health Administration||20||$54,543.85|
|Agricultural Research Service||11||$53,691.55|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||3||$71,708.67|
|Customs and Border Protection||3||$64,887.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$65,131.00|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||1||$58,776.00|
|National Institutes of Health||1||$78,167.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$60,665.00|
Animal Health Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Animal Health Technician is $58,988.47. The highest paid Animal Health Technician made $91,888 in 2021.
Common Animal Health Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Animal Health Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||448|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Technical and Medical Support|
|Occupation Family:||0700 VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Animal Health Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Editorial Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cash Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Animal Health Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for an Animal Health Technician was $38,333. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,988 in 2021.
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