Average Zookeeper Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Zookeeper in Australia is AU$54,475.
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AU$30k - AU$71k
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AU$32k - AU$68k

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Job Description for Zookeeper

Zookeeper Tasks
  • Prepare animal diets according to prescription determined by Management.
  • Follow American Zoo and Aquarium (AZA) Code of Professional Ethics and Species Survival Plan (SSP) Guidelines.
  • Recommend improvements in animal care procedures and schedules.
  • Recognize diseases and carry out treatments prescribed by zoo veterinarian and/or Management.
  • Clean zoo exhibits and grounds and maintain general upkeep of the animal habitat.

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Pay by Experience Level for Zookeeper

An early career Zookeeper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$52,014 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Zookeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$58,958 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Zookeeper in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (54.1% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (9.1% less).

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