Animal Control Officer Salary

Animal Control Officers in the United States take home approximately $14.53 per hour on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Job satisfaction for Animal Control Officers is high. The majority of Animal Control Officers (63 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,616 - $44,988
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$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,473
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$10.20 - $22.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,616 - $44,988  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$21,402 - $46,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $22.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$8.25 - $34.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$21,402 - $46,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. Animal Control Officers see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $41K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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