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Animal Caretaker Salary

Median pay for Animal Caretakers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.24 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.00 per hour and $19.28. Most Animal Caretakers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Animal Caretakers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. While some workers in this profession — two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just under a half have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$20,203 - $54,333
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,003
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$8.00 - $19.28
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,203 - $54,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
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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$17,147 - $42,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $19.28  
   
Overtime
$10.50 - $31.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
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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$17,147 - $42,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 39%