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Animal Keeper Salary
in Atlanta, Georgia

$22,911 (USD)

Average Salary

$11/hr

Average Hourly

$314

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $22,911 a year and $11 an hour in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $18,297 and $26,455. 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 Atlanta, Georgia.

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:
  • 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 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 199,850

Estimated population of Animal Keeper jobs: 22,351

Rate of error: 1.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$26,561
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Animal Keeper Job Listings for Atlanta, Georgia

Veternary Assistant
Oct 11
Atlanta, GA, USA
RED OAK ANIMAL HOSPITAL INC
... keeping skills. Duties and responsibilities: 1) Care and upkeep of kennel (indoor and outdoor). 2) General care of boarders and hospitalized patients. 3) Animal Restraint. 4) Launders clinic towels ...
Associate Veterinarian
Oct 30
Douglasville, United States
Douglas Oaks Animal Hospital
We currently see dogs and cats, a desire to work with other small animal species will be encouraged ... Keeping up to date medical records using Cornerstone software. * Working with and leading our team ...
Associate Veterinarian
Oct 30
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Douglas Oaks Animal Hospital
We currently see dogs and cats, a desire to work with other small animal species will be encouraged ... Keeping up to date medical records using Cornerstone software. * Working with and leading our team ...
Veterinary Assistant
Oct 3
Atlanta, GA, USA
PetWell Veterinary Healthcare
We are looking for a candidate that has recent small animal practice experience in veterinary ... keeping strict cleanliness and sanitation of hospital grounds. Hourly rate will be based on ...

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $22,911 a year and $11 an hour in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $18,297 and $26,455. 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 Atlanta, Georgia.

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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Veternary Assistant
Oct 11
Atlanta, GA, USA
RED OAK ANIMAL HOSPITAL INC
... keeping skills. Duties and responsibilities: 1) Care and upkeep of kennel (indoor and outdoor). 2) General care of boarders and hospitalized patients. 3) Animal Restraint. 4) Launders clinic towels ...
Associate Veterinarian
Oct 30
Douglasville, United States
Douglas Oaks Animal Hospital
We currently see dogs and cats, a desire to work with other small animal species will be encouraged ... Keeping up to date medical records using Cornerstone software. * Working with and leading our team ...
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