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Animal Keeper Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$33,279 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$456

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $33,279 a year and $16 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $33,279 and $33,279. 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 Seattle, Washington.

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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 Seattle, Washington, 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:
$31,526
5 Year Change:
-5 %

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Animal Keeper Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Preclinical Animal Care Technician I
Jun 23
Everett, WA, USA
Altasciences Preclinical Services
The Animal Care Technician I provides basic husbandry services or perform tasks involved in the care, maintenance, and welfare of animals (e.g. mice, rats, rabbits, swine, canines, non-human primates

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Keeper is $33,279 a year and $16 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Keeper is between $33,279 and $33,279. 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 Seattle, Washington.

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