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Animal Control Officer Salary

Animal Control Officers in the United States can expect wages of $14.14 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.82 per hour and $22.03. Men make up the majority of Animal Control Officers (60 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Animal Control Officers is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,793 - $41,648
(Median)
$25K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,956
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$9.82 - $22.03
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,793 - $41,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $294.79  
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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$21,819 - $44,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $22.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.75  
Overtime
$9.38 - $42.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $294.79  
   
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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$21,819 - $44,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Control Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Animal Control Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $28K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $30K. Animal Control Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Animal Control Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $45K.

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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.

 
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Experience Affects Animal Control Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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