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Elephant Keeper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$25,108 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$344

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Elephant Keeper is $25,108 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Elephant Keeper is between $24,959 and $28,991. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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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.
Elephant Keeper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Elephant Keeper jobs: 21,308

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$29,107
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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