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Animal Control Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of animal control workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of animal control workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The animal control 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 Control Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,050
25th Percentile Wage
$28,000
50th Percentile Wage
$35,520
75th Percentile Wage
$45,280
90th Percentile Wage
$57,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal control workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal control workers is $57,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,050. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% 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 control workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,520
2.73% 10.81%
2016
$34,550
3.18% -
2015
$33,450
2.66% -
2014
$32,560
1.66% -
2013
$32,020
1.06% -
2012
$31,680
- -

Table 2. Animal Control Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of animal control workers in 5 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 control workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $35,780. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $32,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,780
Educational Services
$35,180
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,120
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Animal Control Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only animal control workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of animal control workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,820 to $53,020. The highest paying state for animal control workers is Washington with a median annual salary of $53,020. The lowest paying state is Vermont with a median annual salary of $20,820. For more salary information of animal control workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$53,020
California
$50,230
Nevada
$48,790
Alaska
$46,670
Oregon
$46,250
Connecticut
$45,990
Massachusetts
$43,180
Wyoming
$42,890
Colorado
$42,360
Rhode Island
$41,230
Maryland
$40,220
Minnesota
$39,940
Pennsylvania
$39,510
New Hampshire
$38,850
Iowa
$38,680
Michigan
$38,170
New Jersey
$38,120
Montana
$37,210
Virginia
$37,100
Arizona
$36,800
Florida
$36,620
Wisconsin
$36,130
Utah
$35,900
Illinois
$35,320
Texas
$34,710
North Carolina
$34,120
Nebraska
$34,090
Tennessee
$33,520
Kansas
$33,350
Indiana
$33,180
New York
$32,860
Missouri
$32,790
Ohio
$32,520
Idaho
$32,320
Delaware
$31,700
Georgia
$30,870
South Carolina
$30,230
Alabama
$29,970
New Mexico
$29,520
South Dakota
$29,220
Oklahoma
$28,480
Arkansas
$28,030
Louisiana
$27,240
Kentucky
$27,030
Maine
$25,110
West Virginia
$24,460
Mississippi
$23,520
Vermont
$20,820



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