An Animal Control Officer earns an average wage of $13.74 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Animal Control Officer Total Pay (?
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$23,550 - $42,636
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MEDIAN: $30,844
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Animal Control Officer Total Pay (?
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$9.80 - $20.55
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,550 - $42,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
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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$21,277 - $43,331  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $20.55  
   
Overtime
$10.29 - $39.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
   
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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$21,277 - $43,331  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Control Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Animal Control Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
$30,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.
Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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