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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nonfarm animal caretakers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,950
4.18% 14.20%
2016
$21,990
4.46% -
2015
$21,010
3.19% -
2014
$20,340
2.11% -
2013
$19,910
1.10% -
2012
$19,690
- -

Table 2. Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Salary by Industry Sector

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
$31,330
Educational Services
$30,530
Manufacturing
$25,600
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,510
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$24,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,270
Wholesale Trade
$24,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,520
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,180
Retail Trade
$22,080

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 $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
$32,840
Alaska
$25,820
Washington
$25,790
Massachusetts
$25,510
California
$25,330
Hawaii
$24,860
Connecticut
$24,710
New York
$24,250
Vermont
$24,020
Oregon
$23,910
Rhode Island
$23,780
New Mexico
$23,550
Maryland
$23,510
Maine
$23,500
Nebraska
$23,410
New Jersey
$23,350
Arizona
$23,140
Montana
$23,040
Wyoming
$22,940
Colorado
$22,820
Kentucky
$22,430
Virginia
$22,380
Florida
$22,370
Minnesota
$22,260
Georgia
$22,180
North Dakota
$22,150
Illinois
$22,090
Virgin Islands
$21,970
New Hampshire
$21,870
Utah
$21,840
Michigan
$21,820
Nevada
$21,630
Louisiana
$21,560
Texas
$21,540
Iowa
$21,330
Tennessee
$21,160
Pennsylvania
$21,060
Delaware
$20,660
South Carolina
$20,610
Missouri
$20,600
North Carolina
$20,590
Ohio
$20,500
Indiana
$20,450
Oklahoma
$20,440
West Virginia
$20,400
South Dakota
$20,030
Idaho
$19,870
Arkansas
$19,820
Kansas
$19,710
Wisconsin
$19,650
Mississippi
$19,420
Alabama
$19,200
Puerto Rico
$18,090



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