Veterinary Assistant Salary in the UK

£17,500
per year
per hour
£7.50
per hour
per year

Veterinary Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Veterinary Assistant is £17,500 gross per year (£7.50 net per hour), which is £12,100 (-41%) lower than the UK's national average salary.
A Veterinary Assistant can expect an average starting salary of £12,600. The highest salaries can exceed £32,000.
£12,600
Low
£17,500
Average salary
£32,000
High
£6.50
Low
£7.50
Average salary
£13
High

Veterinary Assistant Salary Range

Low
£12,600
Average salary
£17,500
Experienced
£26,400
High
£32,000
Low
£6.50
Average salary
£7.50
Experienced
£9.60
High
£13
Among veterinary assistants, Early Career Vet Assistants have the lowest salaries, while highly skilled Senior Vet Assistants tend to have the highest salaries.

Veterinary Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Vet Assistant£26K/year
+51% 
Early Career Vet Assistant£13K/year
 -28%

Veterinary Assistant - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Veterinary Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £12,600 gross per year. A mid career Veterinary Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £17,000, while an experienced Veterinary Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £26,400. Veterinary Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn £27,800 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Veterinary Assistant

Late Career▲ +59%
Experienced▲ +51%
Average Salary£17,500/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
82%
Male
18%

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Veterinary Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Veterinary Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Veterinary Assistant

How much does a Veterinary Assistant make in the UK?
A Veterinary Assistant in the UK earns an average of £17,500 gross per year, which is about £7.50 net per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Veterinary Assistant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Veterinary Assistant in the UK?
The starting salary of a Veterinary Assistant in the UK is around £12,600 gross per year. Early Career Vet Assistants usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Veterinary Assistant in the UK?
The highest salary of a Veterinary Assistant in the UK can reach and exceed £32,000 gross per year. Senior Vet Assistants usually have the highest salaries.
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