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Animal Care Technician Salary

For Animal Care Technicians, hourly average wages total $12.27 per hour. Although close to one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Animal Care Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,713 - $47,613
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,982
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$8.21 - $18.66
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,713 - $47,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$17,187 - $41,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $18.66  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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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$17,187 - $41,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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 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 35%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 33%