Animal Shelter Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Animal Shelter Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $38K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21K and $54K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and one-third claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the vast majority of Animal Shelter Managers (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,773 - $58,727
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,689
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$8.03 - $20.01
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$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,773 - $58,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,704 - $53,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $20.01  
   
Overtime
$20.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00  
   
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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$20,704 - $53,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 usually report a few specific 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 27 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $35K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. Animal Shelter Managers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $34K.

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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
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 27%

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 12 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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