Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Training Requirements for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Nonfarm animal caretakers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Nonfarm animal caretakers
Percent
Less than High School 8.6
High School 35.5
Some College 26.8
Associates Degree 9.6
Bachelors Degree 16.0
Masters Degree 2.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

This represents about 204,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 21,000 more nonfarm animal caretakers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 63,000 more.

Typical Income for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Hourly Income

On average,nonfarm animal caretakers make $11.74 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nonfarm animal caretakers $8.44 $9.17 $10.57 $12.95 $17.24
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Animal care and service workers $8.46 $9.21 $10.69 $13.33 $17.97
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, nonfarm animal caretakers make $24,420 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nonfarm animal caretakers $17,550 $19,080 $21,990 $26,940 $35,860
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Animal care and service workers $17,600 $19,160 $22,230 $27,730 $37,370
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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