Animal Caretakers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Animal Caretakers in the United States is around $32160 per year.

How much do Animal Caretakers make in the United States?

In the United States, Animal Caretakers earn an average hourly wage of $15.46 and a mean annual wage of $32160.

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Animal Caretakers earnings by experience

For Animal Caretakers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $10.7 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $12.68 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $14.2, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $17.04. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $21.29 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Animal Caretakers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $22250 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $26370 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $29530. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $35450, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $44280 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Animal Caretakers

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Earnings for Junior-level Animal Caretakers

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Earnings for Mid-level Animal Caretakers

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Earnings for Senior-level Animal Caretakers

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Earnings for Top-level Animal Caretakers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)