There are currently an estimated 13,400 animal control workers in the United States. The animal control worker job market is expected to grow by 9.0% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are animal control workers?

CareerExplorer rates animal control workers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,100 animal control workers. That number is based on 1,200 additional animal control workers, and the retirement of 5,900 existing animal control workers.

What’s the supply of animal control workers?

The animal control worker industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Animal Control Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Animal Control Workers
California 1,600
Texas 1,460
New York 770
Florida 560
North Carolina 530
Illinois 450
Massachusetts 450
Georgia 410
Virginia 380
Oklahoma 340
Ohio 340
New Jersey 300
Kentucky 270
Louisiana 270
Pennsylvania 250
Indiana 240
Connecticut 240
Michigan 240
Tennessee 230
Missouri 210
Arizona 210
Alabama 210
Mississippi 200
South Carolina 200
New Mexico 190
Utah 180
Maine 180
Arkansas 180
Kansas 160
Washington 160
Maryland 130
Wisconsin 110
Nevada 90
West Virginia 70
Vermont 70
New Hampshire 70
Oregon 60
Rhode Island 60
Alaska 60
Wyoming 50
Idaho 50
Iowa 50
Montana 50
South Dakota 50
Minnesota 40