Information About Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

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Training

Nonfarm animal caretakers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Nonfarm animal caretakers
Training for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Percent
Less than High School 10.2
High School 38.2
Some College 26.6
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 13.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment

Represents about 173,000 people in the United States- 26.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 35,000 more nonfarm animal caretakers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 73,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, nonfarm animal caretakers make $10.58 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nonfarm animal caretakers $7.84 $8.48 $9.38 $11.50 $15.00
Personal care and service occupations $7.91 $8.62 $9.96 $13.00 $18.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, nonfarm animal caretakers make $22,000 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nonfarm animal caretakers $16,310 $17,640 $19,510 $24,100 $31,210
Personal care and service occupations $16,440 $17,930 $20,730 $27,200 $37,980
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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