Animal Caretaker Salary

The average Animal Caretaker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.50 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.03 per hour and $19.77. Job satisfaction for Animal Caretakers is high. Some workers in this field — around two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Female Animal Caretakers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$22,301 - $59,180

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$8.03 - $19.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,301 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
Total Pay (?
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$17,188 - $43,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$10.28 - $31.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
   
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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$17,188 - $43,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Job Description for Animal Caretaker

Animal caretakers work in many places, including pet stores, boarding kennels, animal shelters, veterinary hospitals, laboratories, aquariums, zoos, and aquatic habitats.

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Animal Caretaker Tasks

  • Groom, bathe, maintain and treat animals, calling veterinarians when required.
  • Clean supplies, equipment, cages/stalls/kennels and physical environment of animals.
  • Feed, water, inspect, and observe animals according to schedules.

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Experience Affects Animal Caretaker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 39%
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