Zookeeper

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October 30, 2016

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Zookeeper 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.

Zookeeper Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Zookeeper is $24841 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $40527. The lowest salary reported was $15743. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Zookeeper is $12.35 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $20.15. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $7.83. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Zookeeper 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 $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Zookeeper. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – n/a
Colorado – n/a
Florida – $18,261 – $28,500
Texas – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Zookeeper. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Denver, Colorado –
Sanford, Florida –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Zookeeper from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $24841 while in 2007 it was just $23037.11

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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57%

43%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 57% of Zookeepers were females while 43% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Animal Caretaker
$15,345 – $38,078

Future Jobs

Veterinary Technologist / Technician
$19,483 – $39,356


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