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Animal Care Technician Salary (United States)

Animal Care Technicians in the United States take home an average $12.32 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Animal Care Technicians survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Job satisfaction for Animal Care Technicians is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Animal Care Technician Salary (?
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$20,553 - $47,744
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48K
MEDIAN: $30,490
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Animal Care Technician Salary (?
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$8.24 - $19.57
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,553 - $47,744  
   
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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$17,257 - $43,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $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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$17,257 - $43,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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Animal Care Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Animal Care Technician?
Animal Care Technician in Xenia:
"Lots Of Standing, Hot Environment, Repetitive Tasks."
Pros: Working with the animals, having the satisfaction of ensuring their health and well being.
Cons: Having to be in 88-93 degrees all day due to heat lamps, being on my feet all day, draining work.
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Experience Affects Animal Care Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$28,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 29%