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Animal Keeper Salary
in New Orleans, Louisiana

$22,950 (USD)

Average Salary

$11/hr

Average Hourly

$314

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $22,950 a year and $11 an hour in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $18,328 and $26,499. 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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana, 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:
$26,605
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: New Orleans (, locally ; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] (listen)) is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is...

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The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $22,950 a year and $11 an hour in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $18,328 and $26,499. 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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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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