An Animal Caretaker earns an average wage of $9.91 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Animal Caretaker Total Pay (?
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$17,839 - $49,800
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MEDIAN: $29,722
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Animal Caretaker Total Pay (?
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$7.84 - $16.00
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,839 - $49,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $976  
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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$16,604 - $38,992  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $16.00  
   
Overtime
$10.74 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $976  
   
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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$16,604 - $38,992  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 21%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.
Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 41%
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