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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Salary Information

The salary statistics of nonfarm animal caretakers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nonfarm animal caretakers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nonfarm animal caretakers 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. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,550
25th Percentile Wage
$19,080
50th Percentile Wage
$21,990
75th Percentile Wage
$26,940
90th Percentile Wage
$35,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nonfarm animal caretakers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nonfarm animal caretakers is $35,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,550. 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 104% 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 nonfarm animal caretakers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,9904.46%10.46%
201521,0103.19%-
201420,3402.11%-
201319,9101.10%-
201219,690--

Table 2. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nonfarm animal caretakers in 14 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 nonfarm animal caretakers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $30,940. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $20,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,940
Educational Services
$29,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,530
Manufacturing
$24,940
Wholesale Trade
$24,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,550
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,160
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$21,220
Retail Trade
$20,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Nonfarm Animal Caretakers by States

From the above tables we note that not only nonfarm animal caretakers 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 nonfarm animal caretakers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,890 to $31,690. The highest paying state for nonfarm animal caretakers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $31,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,890. For more salary information of nonfarm animal caretakers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$31,690
Hawaii
$27,830
Alaska
$25,330
Washington
$24,450
California
$24,380
New York
$24,350
Massachusetts
$24,160
Vermont
$23,930
Oregon
$23,560
Rhode Island
$23,370
Connecticut
$23,330
Maryland
$23,280
Nebraska
$23,030
New Jersey
$23,010
New Mexico
$22,990
Wyoming
$22,650
North Dakota
$22,290
Minnesota
$22,130
Georgia
$21,970
Montana
$21,850
Virginia
$21,840
Nevada
$21,750
Florida
$21,720
Maine
$21,550
Colorado
$21,500
New Hampshire
$21,480
Utah
$21,390
Kentucky
$21,230
Louisiana
$21,200
Arizona
$21,020
Virgin Islands
$21,010
South Dakota
$20,870
Tennessee
$20,750
Illinois
$20,730
Delaware
$20,720
Pennsylvania
$20,410
Iowa
$20,390
Texas
$20,360
Missouri
$20,160
Michigan
$20,130
Indiana
$20,060
West Virginia
$19,950
South Carolina
$19,900
Ohio
$19,770
Alabama
$19,580
Oklahoma
$19,580
Idaho
$19,570
North Carolina
$19,570
Mississippi
$19,340
Kansas
$19,250
Arkansas
$19,150
Wisconsin
$18,850
Puerto Rico
$17,890


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