Average Animal Caretaker Hourly Pay

$11.90
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$197
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The average hourly pay for an Animal Caretaker is $11.90.
10%
$8.41
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$11.90
90%
$18.60
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$8 - $19
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What Do Animal Caretakers Do?

Animal Caretaker Tasks
  • Feed, water, inspect, and observe animals according to schedules.
  • Clean supplies, equipment, cages/stalls/kennels and physical environment of animals.
  • Groom, bathe, maintain and treat animals, calling veterinarians when required.

Job Satisfaction for Animal Caretaker

3.8 out of 5
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Animal Caretakers?

An entry-level Animal Caretaker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.41 based on 29 salaries. An early career Animal Caretaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.36 based on 124 salaries. A mid-career Animal Caretaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.03 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Animal Caretaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.04 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Animal Caretaker in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 186.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bethesda, Maryland (28.2% more) and San Diego, California (25.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 217 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.4%
Early Career
57.1%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
7.8%
Late Career
7.4%