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Animal Keeper Salary
in Irvine, California

$26,181 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$359

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $26,181 a year and $13 an hour in Irvine, California, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $24,959 and $30,231. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Animal Keeper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Irvine, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Cares for animals in zoo, circus, or menagerie by feeding, watering, and cleaning quarters of animals.
  • Prepares food for charges by chopping or grinding meat, fish, fruit, or vegetables; mixing prepared, dry, or liquid commercial feeds; or unbaling forage grasses.
  • Adds vitamins or medication to food as prescribed by Veterinarian.
  • Fills water containers and places food in cages as specified.
  • Cleans animals' quarters, using rake, water hose, and disinfectant.
  • Observes animals to detect illnesses and injuries and notifies animal keeper, head or veterinarian of findings.
  • Transfers animals from one enclosure to another for purposes such as breeding, giving birth, rearrangement of exhibits, or shipping.
  • Sets temperature and humidity controls of quarters as specified.
  • Answers visitors' questions concerning animals' habits or zoo operations.
  • Bathes and grooms animals as required.
  • May assist veterinarian in treatment of animals for illnesses and injuries.
  • May assist animal trainer or instructor in presentation of programs, shows, or lectures.
  • May assist maintenance staff in cleaning zoo facilities.
  • May be designated according to animal cared for as bear keeper; elephant keeper; monkey keeper; or according to species as bird keeper; mammal keeper.
  • May direct activities of other workers.
Animal Keeper Job Prevalence in Irvine, California, United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Animal Keeper jobs: 21,308

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$30,351
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Irvine () is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile (170 km2) city had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2018 the California Department of Finance estimated the city's population at 276,176.A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. Irvine is also home to several higher education institutions including...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $26,181 a year and $13 an hour in Irvine, California, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $24,959 and $30,231. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Animal Keeper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Irvine, California.

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Vet Tech
Jun 4
Hawthorne, CA, USA
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Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews; reviewing care plans and ... Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt. * Updates job ...
Producer Director
Jul 9
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Wilderness Productions
Maintain trust of the organization and external partners by keeping information confidential * Work ... Safety for ourselves and our animal co-stars as a top priority at all times. Putting as little ...
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