Animal Shelter Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $37K annually. Close to one-half enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than a fifth. There are far more female Animal Shelter Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The majority of Animal Shelter Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,291 - $50,911
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$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,611
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$7.55 - $24.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,291 - $50,911  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,638 - $50,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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$21,638 - $50,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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.


Animal Shelter Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $33K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $36K on average. For Animal Shelter Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $43K.

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Key Stats for Animal Shelter Manager

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 27%

Budget Management
up arrow 23%

People Management
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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