Animal Care Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$24,000
$18,000
Min 10%
$24,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kaiser Permanente
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does an animal care technician make?
Animal Care Technicians in America make, on average, $24,905 a year or $11.97 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $33,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $18,000 per year. Most Animal Care Technician jobs are in Agriculture companies and Health Care companies. Some of the states with the best Animal Care Technician salaries are California, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, and Oregon. The typical tenure for an Animal Care Technician is 2.1 years.
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Average Animal Care Technician Salary By Location

Animal Care Technicians in the US makes an average salary of $24,905 per year or $11.97 per hour. Animal Care Technicians make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $40,208 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $30,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Animal Care Technician salaries are California, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, and Oregon. Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and South Dakota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

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 Company

There is good job security in Animal Care Technician positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Animal Care Technicians are in Agriculture companies and Health Care companies. Kaiser Permanente and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Loyola University New Orleans pay their Animal Care Technicians very well.

Animal Care Technician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Animal Care Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Animal Care Technician can range from $20,105 to $25,158 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$32,035
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$32,035
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$30,500
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$27,131
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$31,305
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