The average hourly pay for an Animal Care Technician is $13.10.
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Job Description for Animal Care Technician
Animal care technicians play an important role in maintaining safe and humane conditions for pets, animals, or livestock held in veterinary care or kennel facilities. These technicians typically handle daily duties such as maintaining clean kennels and cages, waste disposal, and feeding duties, and in veterinary offices or hospitals they may also be required to assist veterinarians in examinations, routine procedures, or administration of medicine. Animal care technicians are often tasked with …Read more
Animal Care Technician Tasks
- Feed and water animals.
- Record feedings, changes in behavior and other activities.
- Observe and monitor behavior.
- Clean animal cages or enclosures and change bedding materials.
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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Care Technician
An entry-level Animal Care Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.77 based on 24 salaries. An early career Animal Care Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.33 based on 158 salaries. A mid-career Animal Care Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.03 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Animal Care Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.12 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
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Employees with Animal Care Technician in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 75.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (71.1% more) and San Francisco, California (48.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Katy, Texas (27.5% less).
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