Animal Control Officer Salary (United States)

An Animal Control Officer earns an average wage of $13.69 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Animal Control Officer Total Pay (?
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$24,054 - $42,636
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MEDIAN: $31,455
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Animal Control Officer Total Pay (?
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$9.84 - $20.77
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,054 - $42,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $251.68  
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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$21,569 - $43,931  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.77  
   
Overtime
$9.31 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $251.68  
   
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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$21,569 - $43,931  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Job Description for Animal Control Officer
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.

Experience Affects Animal Control Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$30,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.
Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%
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