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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,600
25th Percentile Wage
$19,160
50th Percentile Wage
$22,230
75th Percentile Wage
$27,730
90th Percentile Wage
$37,370

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 $37,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,600. We note 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of animal care and service workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,2304.36%10.17%
201521,2603.06%-
201420,6101.94%-
201320,2101.19%-
201219,970--

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 $34,780. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $18,590).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$34,780
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,030
Educational Services
$29,180
Manufacturing
$27,540
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,530
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,060
Wholesale Trade
$24,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,360
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,310
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,270
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$21,290
Retail Trade
$20,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$18,590

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
$27,690
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
$21,990


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