Animal Care Technician Salary (United States)

Animal Care Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.57 per hour. Compensation starts at $8.30 per hour and can reach $20.09. Some workers in this field—about a third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 75 percent of workers. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Animal Care Technician Salary (?
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$14,034 - $46,540
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,010
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Animal Care Technician Salary (?
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$8.30 - $20.09
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,034 - $46,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
Total Pay (?
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$17,329 - $42,867  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $20.09  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $30.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,329 - $42,867  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Animal Care Technician

  • Observe and monitor behavior.
  • Clean animal cages or enclosures and change bedding materials.
  • Feed and water animals.
  • Record feedings, changes in behavior and other activities.

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Experience Affects Animal Care Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$28,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 28%
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