Animal Caretaker Job Description
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.
Animal Caretaker Salary Statistics as of 2015
Average annual salary for a Animal Caretaker is $24198 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $41238. The lowest salary reported was $16872. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.
Median hourly wage for a Animal Caretaker is $12.03 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $20.51. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.39. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.
Bonuses for a Animal Caretaker are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $50 from people with under 1 year of experience.
These are the highest paying states for a Animal Caretaker. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
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These are the highest paying cities for a Animal Caretaker. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Animal Caretaker from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $24198 while in 2007 it was just $22440.8
Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 67% of Animal Caretakers were females while 33% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.
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