Average Zookeeper Hourly Pay

$13.31
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$9.59
MEDIAN
$13.31
90%
$18.73

The average hourly pay for a Zookeeper is $13.31

Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Bonus
$102 - $1k
Total Pay
$21k - $42k
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What Do Zookeepers Do?

Zookeeper Tasks
  • Prepare animal diets according to prescription determined by Management.
  • Follow American Zoo and Aquarium (AZA) Code of Professional Ethics and Species Survival Plan (SSP) Guidelines.
  • Recommend improvements in animal care procedures and schedules.
  • Recognize diseases and carry out treatments prescribed by zoo veterinarian and/or Management.
  • Clean zoo exhibits and grounds and maintain general upkeep of the animal habitat.
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Job Satisfaction for Zookeeper

3.7 out of 5
(29)
Highly Satisfied
1Review
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Gender Breakdown

Female
83.1%
Male
16.9%
This data is based on 71 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

74%

Dental

55%

Vision

46%

None

26%