Animal Care Technician Salary

An average Animal Care Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.64 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Animal Care Technicians (66 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,880 - $50,091
(Median)
$22K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,567
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.32 - $18.45
(Median)
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,880 - $50,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,529  
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).
)
$17,693 - $42,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $18.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.29 - $30.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,529  
   
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).
)
$17,693 - $42,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Animal Care Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Animal Care Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Animal Care Technician?

Animal Care Technician in Monticello:
"Animal control and care technician."
Pros: The satisfaction that when that animal finds itself in an animal shelter I am there to make it better and not so bad.
Cons: The low amount of pay for the recognized excellent work I do.

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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Animal Care Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 26%
ADVERTISEMENT