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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Animal Control Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,440
25th Percentile Wage
$27,280
50th Percentile Wage
$34,550
75th Percentile Wage
$44,110
90th Percentile Wage
$55,600

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 $55,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,440. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 159% 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 control workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,5503.18%8.31%
201533,4502.66%-
201432,5601.66%-
201332,0201.06%-
201231,680--

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 educational services sector with an annual salary $35,180. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$35,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,830

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 $21,400 to $50,850. The highest paying state for animal control workers is Washington with a median annual salary of $50,850. The lowest paying state is Vermont with a median annual salary of $21,400. 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
$50,850
California
$49,240
Nevada
$47,740
Oregon
$46,170
Connecticut
$42,370
Colorado
$42,360
Wyoming
$41,790
Rhode Island
$41,720
Massachusetts
$41,270
Maryland
$39,830
Pennsylvania
$39,490
New Jersey
$39,130
Michigan
$37,610
Minnesota
$37,490
Montana
$36,550
Virginia
$36,460
Arizona
$36,330
Utah
$35,080
New Hampshire
$34,990
Florida
$34,490
Nebraska
$34,090
Indiana
$33,510
Texas
$33,380
Wisconsin
$33,140
Idaho
$32,490
Missouri
$32,490
North Carolina
$32,480
Tennessee
$32,370
Illinois
$32,330
Ohio
$32,180
New York
$31,860
Delaware
$31,700
Kansas
$30,660
Georgia
$29,900
Oklahoma
$29,820
South Carolina
$29,530
Iowa
$29,500
Alabama
$29,130
South Dakota
$28,710
Louisiana
$28,260
New Mexico
$28,190
Arkansas
$27,930
Kentucky
$27,600
West Virginia
$23,610
Mississippi
$23,330
Maine
$23,060
Vermont
$21,400



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