Animal Control Officer Salary

The average Animal Control Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.82 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.70 per hour and $22.25. There are more male Animal Control Officers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Animal Control Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,901 - $42,181

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$9.70 - $22.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,901 - $42,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
Total Pay (?
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$21,372 - $45,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $22.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.58  
Overtime
$9.12 - $43.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
   
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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$21,372 - $45,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $28K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $30K. On average, Animal Control Officers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $45K on average.

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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 45%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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