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What is the average salary for Animal Caretakers in the United States?

Animal Caretakers earn an average hourly wage of $11.04. Hourly wages typically start from $8.06 and go up to $16.29. Animal Caretakers earn an average salary of $22,970 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,750 and go up to $33,880.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Animal Caretakers in the United States earn:

$16.29 an hour $33,880 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Animal Caretakers in the United States earn:

$12.05 an hour $25,060 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Animal Caretakers in the United States earn:

$9.78 an hour $20,340 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Animal Caretakers in the United States earn:

$8.66 an hour $18,020 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Animal Caretakers in the United States earn:

$8.06 an hour $16,750 per year

Historical salary for Animal Caretakers in the United States

Animal Caretaker salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Animal Caretaker Salary in Hawaii $14.45 $30,060 # 1
Animal Caretaker Salary in Oregon $13.01 $27,050 # 2
Animal Caretaker Salary in California $12.63 $26,260 # 3
Animal Caretaker Salary in Washington $12.46 $25,930 # 4
Animal Caretaker Salary in New Jersey $12.25 $25,480 # 5
Animal Caretaker Salary in Vermont $12.20 $25,380 # 6
Animal Caretaker Salary in Rhode Island $12.14 $25,250 # 7
Animal Caretaker Salary in District of Columbia $11.99 $24,940 # 8
Animal Caretaker Salary in Massachusetts $11.92 $24,800 # 9
Animal Caretaker Salary in New York $11.80 $24,540 # 10
Animal Caretaker Salary in Maryland $11.79 $24,510 # 11
Animal Caretaker Salary in New Mexico $11.61 $24,150 # 12
Animal Caretaker Salary in Alaska $11.53 $23,980 # 13
Animal Caretaker Salary in Nevada $11.43 $23,780 # 14
Animal Caretaker Salary in Connecticut $11.43 $23,770 # 15
Animal Caretaker Salary in Nebraska $11.17 $23,230 # 16
Animal Caretaker Salary in Minnesota $11.13 $23,160 # 17
Animal Caretaker Salary in Iowa $11.12 $23,140 # 18
Animal Caretaker Salary in Florida $11.10 $23,100 # 19
Animal Caretaker Salary in Arizona $10.81 $22,480 # 20
Animal Caretaker Salary in Colorado $10.81 $22,480 # 21
Animal Caretaker Salary in Illinois $10.77 $22,390 # 22
Animal Caretaker Salary in Virginia $10.76 $22,380 # 23
Animal Caretaker Salary in Delaware $10.70 $22,260 # 24
Animal Caretaker Salary in Wyoming $10.66 $22,170 # 25
Animal Caretaker Salary in Missouri $10.53 $21,910 # 26
Animal Caretaker Salary in Michigan $10.52 $21,890 # 27
Animal Caretaker Salary in Texas $10.50 $21,830 # 28
Animal Caretaker Salary in Montana $10.49 $21,820 # 29
Animal Caretaker Salary in Georgia $10.44 $21,720 # 30
Animal Caretaker Salary in Mississippi $10.41 $21,650 # 31
Animal Caretaker Salary in Maine $10.40 $21,630 # 32
Animal Caretaker Salary in North Dakota $10.35 $21,520 # 33
Animal Caretaker Salary in Louisiana $10.30 $21,420 # 34
Animal Caretaker Salary in Tennessee $10.28 $21,380 # 35
Animal Caretaker Salary in Kentucky $10.28 $21,370 # 36
Animal Caretaker Salary in Ohio $10.24 $21,310 # 37
Animal Caretaker Salary in Pennsylvania $10.24 $21,300 # 38
Animal Caretaker Salary in North Carolina $10.19 $21,200 # 39
Animal Caretaker Salary in South Carolina $10.13 $21,070 # 40
Animal Caretaker Salary in West Virginia $10.09 $20,980 # 41
Animal Caretaker Salary in Utah $10.08 $20,970 # 42
Animal Caretaker Salary in Indiana $10.05 $20,910 # 43
Animal Caretaker Salary in Oklahoma $10.01 $20,830 # 44
Animal Caretaker Salary in New Hampshire $10.00 $20,800 # 45
Animal Caretaker Salary in Kansas $9.93 $20,660 # 46
Animal Caretaker Salary in Wisconsin $9.91 $20,610 # 47
Animal Caretaker Salary in Alabama $9.84 $20,460 # 48
Animal Caretaker Salary in South Dakota $9.81 $20,410 # 49
Animal Caretaker Salary in Idaho $9.73 $20,230 # 50
Animal Caretaker Salary in Arkansas $9.69 $20,160 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics