Salary for Animal Control Workers

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Also known as:  Animal Control Officer, Animal Cruelty Investigator, Animal Treatment Investigator, Animal Warden, Dog Catcher, Dog Warden, Humane Officer

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Animal control workers are employed in the arena of public safety and are charged with the responsibility of handling and transporting animals that may have been mistreated in their homes, abandoned or dangerous and loose in public places. They carefully investigate cases of alleged animal abuse, remove animals from dangerous home situations and capture animals that are running free with diseases or harmful conditions. At times, these individuals must euthanize animals that are harmed or sick and cannot be restored to full health. In addition, they work to raise public awareness about animal safety and proper pet ownership. An individual in this professional field maintains a superior physical condition in order to track, investigate and sometimes capture animals. They must also be able to communicate effectively with law enforcement agencies and pet owners. A high school diploma and on-the-job training are required for employment in this professional post.

A Animal Control Worker will normally get a pay level of $25,050 and $61,270 based on experience and talent. can get wages of fourty thousand six hundred and eigthy dollars each year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Alaska, where they receive compensation, on average, of about $55,970. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn an average pay rate of $41,120.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 35.75 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Animal Control Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$41,120
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,260
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$29,320

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$29,320
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$37,260
Public Administration
$41,120