$30,741
Avg. Salary
$12.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$491

Bonus

$1,977

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Zookeeper is $12.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Zookeeper is $30,741 per year.

$8.68
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$18.46
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MEDIAN $12.29
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$48k
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MEDIAN $30,741
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$0$48K
Salary $20,092 - $48,275
Bonus $97.59 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $1,977
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,947 - $43,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $8.68 - $18.46
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.66
Overtime $14.57 - $31.09
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $97.59 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $1,977
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,947 - $43,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 219

Job Description for Zookeeper

Anyone who has visited a wild animal park or refuge has likely seen a zookeeper or two on duty. These are the people who help maintain the habitats and look out for wild animals housed in these zoological parks. Good zookeepers not only help care for and monitor the health of the animals they work with, but also provide education to the general public and zoo visitors. A good zookeeper can help build awareness about species in the wild and grow enthusiasm towards conservation and wild habitat maintenance.

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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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Q: What is it like working as a Zookeeper?

Zookeeper in Wichita:
Pros: Animals, experiences, co-workers.
Cons: Stress, no set structure, hard to get extra days off.

Key Stats for Zookeeper

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Zookeeper Salaries

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 25%