Animal caretaker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Animal caretaker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $35,530
Hawaii $29,954
Massachusetts $27,590
Washington $27,130
New York $25,830
Alaska $28,680
Rhode Island $24,520
Oregon $24,880
Maryland $25,260
Colorado $24,050
Connecticut $26,834
Arizona $27,241
Minnesota $26,470
Maine $23,450
New Jersey $23,960
Vermont $24,780
California $26,320
Nebraska $23,570
Virgin Islands $25,600
Montana $23,490
New Mexico $24,380
Iowa $24,507
Virginia $22,730
Utah $23,140
Pennsylvania $24,221
New Hampshire $23,080
Delaware $21,800
Georgia $22,440
Florida $22,980
Missouri $21,460
North Dakota $23,230
Michigan $22,440
Idaho $23,360
North Carolina $22,070
South Dakota $21,430
Ohio $21,200
West Virginia $21,860
Nevada $22,580
Oklahoma $22,050
Indiana $22,666
Wyoming $21,480
Wisconsin $21,000
Tennessee $21,820
Texas $22,030
South Carolina $20,990
Mississippi $20,520
Guam $22,270
Illinois $22,469
Louisiana $21,570
Kansas $21,833
Kentucky $20,862
Arkansas $21,190
Puerto Rico $18,500
Alabama $17,235

How do animal caretaker salaries compare to similar careers?

Animal caretakers earn 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than zoo educators but more than kennel technicians.

Career Median Salary
Zoo educator salary $25K
Organic farmer salary $24K
Dog groomer salary $23K
Farmer salary $23K
Equestrian salary $22K
Animal caretaker salary $23K
Veterinary assistant salary $22K
Kennel technician salary $19K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)