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Bird Keeper Salary

$24,042 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$329

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Bird Keeper is $24,042 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bird Keeper is between $19,200 and $27,761. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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.
Bird Keeper Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 199,850

Estimated population of Bird Keeper jobs: 22,351

Rate of error: 1.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$27,872
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Bird Keeper Job Listings for United States

Egg Ranch Laborer
Dec 3
Livingston, CA, USA
Impress Staffing Solutions, LLC
A house walker removes mortality in a proper manner and keeps the chicken houses clean ... May not own any pet birds, backyard birds such as chickens, or any other type of bird. May not have ...
Mobile Diesel Technician
Nov 15
Tulsa, United States
Rush Enterprises
Our franchises include Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird.Whether ... Manage inventory control on the service truck and for keeping the vehicle properly stocked
Mobile Diesel Technician
Nov 13
Farmington, United States
Rush Enterprises
Our franchises include Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird.Whether ... Manage inventory control on the service truck and for keeping the vehicle properly stocked
Diesel Mechanic Mobile
Nov 5
Lubbock, United States
Rush Enterprises
Our franchises include Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird. Whether ... Manage inventory control on the service truck and for keeping the vehicle properly stocked
Outpatient Case Manager - Pediatrics Clinic (Full Time)
Dec 6
Great Falls, United States
Benefis Health Systems
Maintains and keeps current reimbursement documentation in collaboration with the business office ... bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. * Benefis Health System * This is your ...

The average pay for a Bird Keeper is $24,042 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bird Keeper is between $19,200 and $27,761. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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Mobile Diesel Technician
Nov 15
Tulsa, United States
Rush Enterprises
Our franchises include Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird.Whether ... Manage inventory control on the service truck and for keeping the vehicle properly stocked
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