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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. Earnings sit near $22K on the lower side but can approach $53K per year on the higher side. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and approximately two in five receive dental plans. Female Animal Shelter Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent.

$28,749 - $57,000
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,257
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90%

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$8.77 - $20.44
(Median)
$8
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,749 - $57,000  
   
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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$21,979 - $53,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$21,979 - $53,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 narrow range of 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 28 percent, 26 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $35K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. Animal Shelter Managers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Animal Shelter Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 28%

Operations Management
up arrow 26%

Budget Management
up arrow 22%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 42%
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