It's impossible to make it big as a Animal Shelter Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K per year. Most Animal Shelter Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Animal Shelter Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-half, and about one in four earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,490 - $51,637
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,946
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$7.51 - $24.61
(Median)
$7
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,490 - $51,637  
   
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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$20,704 - $51,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.51 - $24.61  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$20,704 - $51,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


For Animal Shelter Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $35K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Animal Shelter Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $43K.

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Experience Affects Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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