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How Much Does a Laboratory Animal Caretaker Earn In The United States?

Laboratory Animal Caretaker Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$24,000
$17,000
$24,000
$33,000
The average laboratory animal caretaker makes about $24,167 per year. That's $11.62 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $17,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $33,000. Many of laboratory animal caretakers seem to be drawn to education and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case laboratory animal caretakers tend to work at government, agriculture, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Oregon and Washington pay laboratory animal caretakers the highest salaries.
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Where Laboratory Animal Caretakers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where laboratory animal caretakers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Laboratory Animal Caretakers Earn In Different Cities?

While a laboratory animal caretaker can average a salary of $24,167 per year, or $11.62 per hour, there are many opportunities for laboratory animal caretakers to make more. For example, in Inglewood, CA you might make $27,820 per year. Other high-paying locations include Madison, WI, Winchester, VA and Buffalo, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Inglewood, CA where the average starting salary is $21,000. The highest paying states for laboratory animal caretakers include Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Meanwhile, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Inglewood, CA
$27,820
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k
2. Madison, WI
$26,202
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k
3. Winchester, VA
$25,892
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k
4. Buffalo, NY
$25,393
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k
5. Frederick, MD
$23,582
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k
6. College Station, TX
$22,552
Avg. Salary
$19k
$32k

High Paying Laboratory Animal Caretaker Jobs

Which Companies Pay Laboratory Animal Caretakers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a laboratory animal caretaker, being employed by a company such as City of Norfolk or Frederick Community College would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like The Sinclair Companies and FULL CIRCLE FARM also report highly competitive salaries for laboratory animal caretakers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
$30,978
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k
$30,236
Avg. Salary
$23k
$37k

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    How Much Do Laboratory Animal Caretakers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, laboratory animal caretaker salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that government, agriculture, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for laboratory animal caretakers. For example, laboratory animal caretakers make a whopping average salary of $30,367 while working for government companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $29,584 at agriculture companies and $28,852 at health care companies. But laboratory animal caretakers may want to avoid working in the pharmaceutical industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,353.
    1. Government
    $30,367
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k
    2. Agriculture
    $29,584
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k
    3. Health Care
    $28,852
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k
    4. Technology
    $28,669
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k
    5. Education
    $28,615
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k
    6. Retail
    $28,426
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $33k

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    $34,831
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    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
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    Auxvasse, MO
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    $28,696
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    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
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    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    12/16/2019
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    $29,250
    $29,250
    12/16/2019
    Air Education and Training Command
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    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Lackland Air Force Base, TX
    Lackland Air Force Base, TX
    12/09/2019
    12/09/2019
    $33,288
    $33,288
    12/09/2019
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
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    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    11/28/2019
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    $29,589
    $29,589
    11/28/2019
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    11/22/2019
    11/22/2019
    $31,305
    $31,305
    11/22/2019
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    10/18/2019
    10/18/2019
    $33,872
    $33,872
    10/18/2019
    Agricultural Research Service
    Agricultural Research Service
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Orono, ME
    Orono, ME
    10/17/2019
    10/17/2019
    $36,856
    $36,856
    10/17/2019
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo, NY
    10/12/2019
    10/12/2019
    $29,250
    $29,250
    10/12/2019
    Agricultural Research Service
    Agricultural Research Service
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Laboratory Animal Caretaker
    Booneville, AR
    Booneville, AR
    09/21/2019
    09/21/2019
    $27,820
    $27,820
    09/21/2019