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Animal Care and Service Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of animal care and service workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of animal care and service workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of animal care and service workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The animal care and service workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Animal Care and Service Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,950
25th Percentile Wage
$19,880
50th Percentile Wage
$23,160
75th Percentile Wage
$28,610
90th Percentile Wage
$38,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal care and service workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal care and service workers is $38,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,950. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 112% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of animal care and service workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,160
4.02% 13.77%
2016
$22,230
4.36% -
2015
$21,260
3.06% -
2014
$20,610
1.94% -
2013
$20,210
1.19% -
2012
$19,970
- -

Table 2. Animal Care and Service Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of animal care and service workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for animal care and service workers occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $34,080. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $22,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$34,080
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,420
Educational Services
$30,350
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$27,690
Manufacturing
$27,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,500
Wholesale Trade
$24,170
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,990
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,240
Retail Trade
$22,170

Table 3. Salaries of Animal Care and Service Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of animal care and service worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Animal Trainers
$36,470
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
$19,440



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