Average Animal Care Technician Hourly Pay

$9 - $20
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The average hourly pay for an Animal Care Technician is $13.10.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$75 - $3,020
Total Pay
$19,014 - $43,965

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Job Description for Animal Care Technician

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.

Job Satisfaction for Animal Care Technician

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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.
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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