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Animal Caretaker Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $6.56 $8.72 $14.64
  Annual Wage $13,600 $18,100 $30,500
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers groom, bathe, feed, water, exercise, or otherwise take care of pets and other nonfarm animals. They work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. They may keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. They may also clean and repair cages or animal containers.