Salaries for Canine Rehabilitation Therapists

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Canine rehabilitation therapists work with dogs that may have suffered an injury or illness to prevent further problems or aid during the recovery and rehabilitation process. Canine rehabilitation therapists are also known as canine physical rehabilitation specialists. The job of a canine rehabilitation therapist falls under the broader career category of veterinary technologists and technicians, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS). Salaries vary by education level and employer, among other factors.

Employment and Mean Wage Estimate

  • According to BLS reports, veterinary technologists and technicians held an estimated 79,870 jobs in May of 2010. The mean hourly wage for this occupation was $14.92, and the mean annual wage for this occupation was $31,030.

Hourly Wage

  • The median hourly wage for veterinary technologists and technicians was $14.28 in 2010, according to the BLS. The lowest paid 10 percent earned an hourly wage of $9.85 or less, while the lowest paid 25 percent earned an hourly wage of $11.77 or less. The highest paid 25 percent earned an hourly wage of $17.45 or more, while the highest paid 10 percent earned an hourly wage of $27.17 or more.

Annual Salary

  • The median annual wage for veterinary technologists and technicians was $29,710 in 2010, according to the BLS. The lowest paid 10 percent earned an annual salary of $20,500 or less, while the lowest paid 25 percent earned an annual salary of $24,480 or less. The highest paid 25 percent earned $36,300 or more, while the highest paid 10 percent earned an annual salary of $44,030 or more.

Geographical Location

  • The salaries for canine rehabilitation therapist and other professions falling under the broader category of veterinary technologists and technicians vary by geographical location of employment. The state of Connecticut was reported by the BLS to be the top paying state for this occupation in 2010, with an hourly mean wage of $17.64 and annual salary of $36,680. The state of New York comes a close second, with a reported hourly wage of $17.57 and annual mean wage of $36,540. Mississippi was the lowest paying state, with an hourly mean wage of $12.08 and annual salary of $25,120.

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