Animal Shelter Manager Salary

Animal Shelter Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $38K per year. Compensation ranges between $23K and $54K per year. Female Animal Shelter Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Most Animal Shelter Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,885 - $58,203
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$58K
MEDIAN: $38,141
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90%

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$8.88 - $20.44
(Median)
$8
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,885 - $58,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97.21  
Total Pay (?
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$22,515 - $53,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$15.65 - $21.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97.21  
   
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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$22,515 - $53,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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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Animal Shelter Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with People Management, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 26 percent, and 23 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Animal Shelter Manager

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $35K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. Animal Shelter Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Animal Shelter Managers report making only $34K on average.

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Experience Affects Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 28%

Operations Management
up arrow 26%

Budget Management
up arrow 23%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 42%