Animal Care Technician Salary

Animal Care Technicians in the United States take home approximately $12.64 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Animal Care Technicians. More than half of Animal Care Technicians (66 percent) survey participants are women. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,106 - $47,232

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$8.36 - $18.24

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,106 - $47,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Total Pay (?
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$17,714 - $40,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $18.24  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $29.80  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,714 - $40,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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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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.

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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 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 29%
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