Animal Care Technician Salary

Average Animal Care Technicians in the United States make around $12.64 per hour. The majority of Animal Care Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Animal Care Technicians are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,106 - $47,232
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$21K
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$47K
MEDIAN: $30,490
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$8.34 - $18.28
(Median)
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,106 - $47,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Total Pay (?
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$17,634 - $40,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $18.28  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$17,634 - $40,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 3%

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
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 29%
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