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Animal Nursery Worker Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$33,279 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$469

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Animal Nursery Worker is $33,279 a year and $16 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for an Animal Nursery Worker is between $33,279 and $33,345. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Animal Nursery Worker. 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 newborn and young animals in zoo nursery and exhibit area.
  • Prepares liquid formula, cereal, and other foods for young animals according to direction of Zoo Veterinarian and prepares standard diet foods for mothers of newborn animals according to requirements of species.
  • Fills sterilized nursing bottles with formula and feeds animals that have been orphaned or deserted, or that require food in addition to that provided by mother.
  • Observes newborn animals to detect indications of abnormality or disease, and notifies zoo veterinarian when such indications are evident.
  • Periodically conducts physical examination of young animals, performing such tasks as taking temperatures, blood pressure, and pulse rate, and weighing and measuring animals.
  • Maintains records of animal weights, sizes, and physical conditions to be used in zoo account of animals born in captivity.
  • Adjusts humidity and temperature controls to maintain specified environmental conditions in nursery or exhibit area.
  • Installs equipment such as infrared light stands, cribs, or feeding devices in young animal exhibit area.
  • Explains to visitors procedures for care and feeding of young animals, and answers questions concerning factors such as native habitats and breeding habits.
  • Observes children petting or feeding animals in designated area and cautions children against activities that might be harmful to animals.
Animal Nursery Worker Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Animal Nursery Worker jobs: 21,214

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$33,273
5 Year Change:
0 %

Education

Skills

About Seattle, Washington

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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...

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