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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,880|
|25th Percentile Wage||$19,760|
|50th Percentile Wage||$22,950|
|75th Percentile Wage||$27,860|
|90th Percentile Wage||$36,630|
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 $36,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,880. Notice 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nonfarm animal caretakers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of nonfarm animal caretakers in 15 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 $31,330. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $22,080).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $18,090 to $32,840. The highest paying state for nonfarm animal caretakers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $32,840. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,090. 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|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |