Animal Health Technician - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Animal Health Technician"How much does an Animal Health Technician in the federal government get paid? $53,176.65* *Based on the 2017 average.
Animal Health Technician was the 236th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 467 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Animal Health Technician, with an average salary of $54,375.
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.
Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.
Agencies that have hired an Animal Health Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||377||$54,375.02|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||55||$43,874.91|
|Veterans Health Administration||20||$49,532.70|
|Bureau of Customs and Border Protection||3||$65,718.67|
|National Institutes of Health||3||$72,451.67|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||3||$65,502.33|
|Agricultural Research Service||2||$56,318.00|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||2||$41,362.50|
|Food and Drug Administration||1||$67,801.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$57,357.00|
Animal Health Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Animal Health Technician is $53,176.65. The highest paid Animal Health Technician made $87,460 in 2017.
Common Animal Health Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Animal Health Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||467|
|Starting Paygrade:||$18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$57,015.00 / 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|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Budget Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Instrument Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Animal Health Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for an Animal Health Technician was $38,333. Since then, the average pay has increased to $53,177 in 2017.
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