Average Animal Control Officer Hourly Pay

$14.95
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$350
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The average hourly pay for an Animal Control Officer is $14.95.
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$11.08
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$14.95
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$23.12
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What Do Animal Control Officers Do?

Animal Control Officer Tasks
  • Investigate reports of violations of laws or ordinances pertaining to the keeping and treatment of pets and issue citations.
  • Perform inspections of commercial breeding operations to ensure they are licensed and the animals are in good condition.
  • Educate the public about laws regarding pet ownership and the proper treatment of animals.
  • Capture stray animals and remove abused or dangerous animals from their owners.

Job Satisfaction for Animal Control Officer

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Animal Control Officers?

An entry-level Animal Control Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.65 based on 33 salaries. An early career Animal Control Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.40 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Animal Control Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.24 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Animal Control Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.17 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Animal Control Officer in their job title in Nashville, Tennessee earn an average of 57.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (52.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (24.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.0% less), Colorado Springs, Colorado (6.8% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 342 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.6%
Early Career
39.5%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
7.6%