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Animal Keeper Head Salary

$40,140 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$674

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for an Animal Keeper Head is $40,140 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper Head is between $30,218 and $48,389. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in care and exhibition of birds and animals at establishments, such as zoos or circuses.
  • Studies animals to detect signs of illness and consults with veterinarian to determine type of medication or treatment required.
  • Evaluates cages, grottos, and pens for cleanliness and structural defects.
  • Assigns workers to various tasks, and oversees treatment, preparation of food, feeding of animals, and maintenance and repair of animal quarters.
  • Specifies type of animal to exhibit in zoo and location of exhibit, according to weather, animal behavior characteristics, and physical condition.
  • Performs other duties as described under supervisor.
  • May hire, train, and discharge workers.
  • May keep time records and prepare supply requisitions and reports.
  • May coordinate training of animals for circus performance.
  • May give lectures to public to stimulate interest in animals.
Animal Keeper Head Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

Job family population: 21,800

Estimated population of Animal Keeper Head jobs: 397

Rate of error: 2.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,533
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Animal Keeper Head Job Listings for United States

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Oct 23
San Diego, United States
UC San Diego
... head-fixed mice. Collect and organize data for record-keeping and publication. * Must be willing and able to work with rodents as animal subjects. * Must be able to work occasional evenings and ...

The average pay for an Animal Keeper Head is $40,140 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper Head is between $30,218 and $48,389. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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