Animal Shelter Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Animal Shelter Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $39K per year. Earnings generally vary between $22K and $53K per year. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Most Animal Shelter Managers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Work is enjoyable for Animal Shelter Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,391 - $56,619
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,562
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$8.77 - $20.44
(Median)
$8
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,391 - $56,619  
   
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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$22,189 - $53,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $21.84  
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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$22,189 - $53,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey takers who work as Animal Shelter Managers typically report just a few professional 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, 25 percent, and 22 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Animal Shelter Manager

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $36K. For Animal Shelter Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. 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 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 28%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

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
28%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 42%
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