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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of animal care and service workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |