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Animal Care Technician Salary

$30,061 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Care Technician is $30,061 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Animal Care Technician is between $23,303 and $35,536. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Animal Care Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cares for animals, such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and monkeys, in facilities, such as kennels, pounds, animal hospitals, pet shops, and laboratories.
  • Feeds and waters animals according to schedules.
  • Controls and restrains animals as required.
  • Cleans, changes, and disinfects cages, pens, yards; sanitizes animal rooms, hallways, and ancillary equipment; and sterilizes medical and lab tools and equipment.
Animal Care Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Animal Care Technician jobs: 22,281

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Animal Care Technician Job Listings for United States

Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Fort Mohave, AZ, USA
Advanced Animal Care
About Advanced Animal Care Our Primary Veterinarian, Dr. Erika Cartwright, and Administrator, Jenn ... So, we're looking for a technician with at least one year of experience (the more the better), who ...
Animal Care Technician Coordinator
May 8
Livermore, CA, USA
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required within the first year of employment desirable * Experience ...
Veterinary Technician
Jun 18
Catonsville, MD, USA
Paradise Animal Hospital
Technician is regularly exposed to animals, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions ... care for personal pets, paid time off, and paid uniforms. Company Description Paradise Animal ...
Veterinary Technician
Apr 23
Orange County, California, USA
Animal Urgent Care
We desire a technician who is dedicated to providing the highest quality skilled nursing care. The right candidate must thrive in intense, fast moving situations and have the ability to work calmly ...
Veterinary Technician
Jun 13
Silicon Valley/San Jose, California, USA
VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos
VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos is three doctor AAHA-accredited, small animal practice in Los ... care--with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. In this position you will be ...
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