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Animal Care Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$18,000
$24,000
$32,000
Did you know that the average animal care technician makes $24,905 per year? That's valued at $11.97 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $18,000 and $33,000, meaning animal care technicians have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most animal care technicians find a job with agriculture and health care companies, while others work for education, pharmaceutical, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Nevada and Idaho are the top states in the U.S. to pay animal care technicians the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Kent, WA
$30,846
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Map of Animal Care Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Animal Care Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Animal Care Technician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an animal care technician is roughly $24,905 per year, which boils down to $11.97 per hour. Interestingly enough, animal care technicians have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $40,208 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $30,000. Additionally, animal care technicians make more than the average salary in Houston, TX, Kent, WA, Boston, MA, Madison, WI, and Newington, CT. On a more broad level, animal care technician salaries are highest in California, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Oregon, Alaska, and Utah. On the contrary, Kansas, Maryland, and New Jersey offer the lowest animal care technician salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$40,208
$40k
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
$34,297
$34k
Kent, WA
Kent, WA
$30,846
$31k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$29,778
$30k
Madison, WI
Madison, WI
$29,416
$29k
Newington, CT
Newington, CT
$29,169
$29k
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$28,952
$29k
Castle Rock, CO
Castle Rock, CO
$28,906
$29k
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$28,862
$29k
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL
$27,676
$28k

High Paying Animal Care Technician Jobs

Average Animal Care Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an animal care technician, working for Kaiser Permanente or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Loyola University New Orleans report highly competitive salaries for animal care technicians.

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Animal Care Technician Salary History

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    Average Animal Care Technician Pay By Industry

    The salary for an animal care technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for animal care technicians tend to be found in education, pharmaceutical, and health care companies. In fact, animal care technicians can make a yearly salary of $25,740 while working for education companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Education
    Education
    $25,740
    $26k
    Pharmaceutical
    Pharmaceutical
    $25,043
    $25k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $24,886
    $25k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $23,048
    $23k

    Animal Care Technician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an animal care technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Animal Care Technician Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    University of South Carolina
    University of South Carolina
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Columbia, SC
    Columbia, SC
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $18,593
    $18,593
    10/29/2020
    Animal Care Technician Specialist-Oncology
    Animal Care Technician Specialist-Oncology
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $40,070
    $40,070
    10/25/2020
    Ockham
    Ockham
    Animal Care Tech !
    Animal Care Tech !
    Animal Care Tech !
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    10/25/2020
    10/25/2020
    $32,870
    $32,870
    10/25/2020
    Animal Care/Husbandry Technician (EG
    Animal Care/Husbandry Technician (EG
    Wilmington, MA
    Wilmington, MA
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/24/2020
    Animal Care/Husbandry Technician (EG
    Animal Care/Husbandry Technician (EG
    Wilmington, MA
    Wilmington, MA
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/24/2020
    Animal Care Technician-Wean To Finish-Clear
    Animal Care Technician-Wean To Finish-Clear
    Clear Lake, IA
    Clear Lake, IA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $32,557
    $32,557
    10/20/2020
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Willmar, MN
    Willmar, MN
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $32,557
    $32,557
    10/20/2020
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Pierre, SD
    Pierre, SD
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $32,557
    $32,557
    10/20/2020
    King County Washington
    King County Washington
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Animal Care Technician
    Kent, WA
    Kent, WA
    10/17/2020
    10/17/2020
    $42,784
    $42,784
    10/17/2020
    Animal Care Technician (South SAN Francisco and Surrounding Areas)
    Animal Care Technician (South SAN Francisco and Surrounding Areas)
    South San Francisco, CA
    South San Francisco, CA
    10/17/2020
    10/17/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/17/2020