Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Animal Caretaker is $12.32
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 $10.50 based on 27 salaries. An early career Animal Caretaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.16 based on 108 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Animal Caretakers Do?
Animal caretakers work in many places, including pet stores, boarding kennels, animal shelters, veterinary hospitals, laboratories, aquariums, zoos, and aquatic habitats.
Animal caretakers are responsible for training, feeding, grooming, and exercising animals, as well as cleaning and maintaining their cages and the areas which they inhabit. Though some positions are more labor-intensive than others, animal caretakers should be physically fit, and some jobs require them to monitor animals …Read more
- 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.