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Animal Caretaker Salary

Animal Caretakers in the United States can expect wages of $10.45 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $8.09 per hour on the lower end to $19.42 on the higher end. Animal Caretakers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,532 - $54,741
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,842
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$8.09 - $19.42
(Median)
$8
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,532 - $54,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
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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$17,336 - $43,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $19.42  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $31.37  
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 - $805  
   
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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$17,336 - $43,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Animal Caretaker

  • 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 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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