Animal Care Technician Salary (United States)

Pay for Animal Care Technicians in the United States is typically around $12.57 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $8.30 per hour and does not exceed $20.09. While some workers in this profession—around one third—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Animal Care Technicians are women (75 percent). Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Animal Care Technicians—the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
10%
50%
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 (?
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  
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  
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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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 10%

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%