Animal Caretaker Salary

Median pay for Animal Caretakers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.23 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.01 per hour to $19.27. Most Animal Caretakers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Animal Caretakers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,331 - $55,231
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,864
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$8.01 - $19.27
(Median)
$8
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,331 - $55,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
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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$17,115 - $42,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $19.27  
   
Overtime
$10.43 - $31.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$17,115 - $42,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 38%