A Zookeeper earns an average salary of AU$50,398 per year.

AU$30,639 - AU$72,621
AU$31K
AU$64K
AU$73K
MEDIAN: AU$64,089
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50%
90%
AU$16.96 - AU$26.82
AU$17
AU$21
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$20.50
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$72K
Salary AU$30,639 - AU$72,621
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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AU$35,770 - AU$71,145
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data AU$0AU$26
Hourly Rate AU$16.96 - AU$26.82
Hourly Tips AU$0.25
Overtime AU$25.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
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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AU$35,770 - AU$71,145
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Zookeeper

Anyone who has visited a wild animal park or refuge has likely seen a zookeeper or two on duty. These are the people who help maintain the habitats and look out for wild animals housed in these zoological parks. Good zookeepers not only help care for and monitor the health of the animals they work with, but also provide education to the general public and zoo visitors. A good zookeeper can help build awareness about species in the wild and grow enthusiasm towards conservation and wild habitat maintenance.

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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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Key Stats for Zookeeper

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 68%