Animal Care Technician Salary (United States)

An Animal Care Technician earns an average wage of $12.29 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Animal Care Technician Total Pay (?
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$21,287 - $47,344
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MEDIAN: $32,114
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Animal Care Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.17 - $20.32
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,287 - $47,344  
   
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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$17,372 - $43,877  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $20.32  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $30.41  
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).
)
$17,372 - $43,877  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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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Experience Affects Animal Care Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 27%
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