Animal Control Officer Salary

Animal Control Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.61 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Animal Control Officers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (62 percent) are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,641 - $47,500
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MEDIAN: $33,689
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$10.22 - $22.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,641 - $47,500  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$21,428 - $47,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $22.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$14.54 - $33.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$21,428 - $47,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Animal Control Officer

An animal control officer is a person who is in charge of enforcing laws regarding the treatment and care of animals. This is generally a person who works through city or county governmental agencies.

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Animal Control Officer Tasks

  • Investigate reports of violations of laws or ordinances pertaining to the keeping and treatment of pets and issue citations.
  • Perform inspections of commercial breeding operations to ensure they are licensed and the animals are in good condition.
  • Educate the public about laws regarding pet ownership and the proper treatment of animals.
  • Capture stray animals and remove abused or dangerous animals from their owners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Control Officer

Pay by Experience for an Animal Control Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Animal Control Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Animal Control Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Animal Control Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 48 salaries. An Animal Control Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries.

Animal Control Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Animal Control Officer?

Animal Control Officer in Middletown:
"Choose A Job You Love And Never Work A Day In Your Life."
Pros: Helping the animals, the ones that can't help themselves. Reuniting owners with their pets.
Cons: Dealing with people that abuse their animals and seeing animals in horrid conditions.

Key Stats for Animal Control Officer

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Animal Control Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%
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