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Animal Keeper Head Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,644 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$716

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Keeper Head is $42,644 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper Head is between $32,103 and $51,409. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 20,750

Estimated population of Animal Keeper Head jobs: 377

Rate of error: 2.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$49,436
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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