Salary for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Also known as:  Animal Care Giver, Animal Care Technician, Animal Caregiver, Animal Daycare Provider, Animal Groomer, Animal Shelter Worker, Animal Sitter, Aquarist, Aquarium Tank Attendant, Cat and Dog Bather

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Non-farm animal caretakers often work in settings such as zoos, aquariums, animal shelters and kennels and perform care tasks for pets as well as other non-farm animals. These animals could include cats, dogs, birds, fish or even mice. They feed and water animals according to necessary care procedures and provide treatments and assistance to animals that are ill or injured. They have extensive knowledge on animal behaviors and dietary needs in order to answer questions and inquiries from customers and the public. They order and maintain animal care inventory on site keep thorough records of animal behaviors and changes on a daily basis. A high school diploma is required for employment.

A Nonfarm Animal Caretaker will normally get a pay level of between 16000 - 24000 depending on the level of education. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers will normally get an average wage of Twenty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars every year.

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers can expect the highest salaries in Hawaii, which has an average salary rate of about $31240. These professionals can expect the most salary in Manufacturing, where they receive compensation, on average, of $30330.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.06 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $30,330
Manufacturing $30,130
Educational Services $27,410
Accommodation and Food Services $26,400
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $25,730
Health Care and Social Assistance $25,450
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $19,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $21,000
Wholesale Trade $21,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $22,660
Transportation and Warehousing $23,480
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