Animal Caretaker Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Animal Caretaker is $10.17 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Animal Caretaker Total Pay (?
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$17,715 - $52,459
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,417
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Animal Caretaker Total Pay (?
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$8.00 - $16.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,715 - $52,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
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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$16,958 - $41,337  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $16.83  
   
Overtime
$10.57 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $989  
   
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).
)
$16,958 - $41,337  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 8%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 37%
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