Animal Shelter Manager Salary

Pay for Animal Shelter Managers in the United States is very modest at just $36K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (88 percent) of Animal Shelter Managers who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one-half, and close to a fourth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,083 - $51,102
$24K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,175
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50%
90%

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$7.55 - $24.24
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$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,083 - $51,102  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$21,465 - $50,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.55 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$21.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$21,465 - $50,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Animal Shelter Manager

Generally, animal shelter managers work an above-average number of hours per week due to the job's intense nature and the urgent care required for many animals. This can mean some managers will need to be on-call during "unsocial hours" should emergency situations arise.

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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Shelter Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Animal Shelter Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲23%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲30%

Budget Management
▲26%

People Management
▲2%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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