The average rate for a Zookeeper is $11.35 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Zookeeper Total Pay (?
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$18,799 - $38,623
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $29,945
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Zookeeper Total Pay (?
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$7.42 - $16.11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,799 - $38,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
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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$16,507 - $39,415  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.42 - $16.11  
   
Overtime
$7.76 - $23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
   
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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$16,507 - $39,415  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Experience Affects Zookeeper Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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