Wildlife Rehabilitator Statistics By Gender

Among wildlife rehabilitators, 72.2% of them are women compared to 19.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 72.2%
  • Male, 19.8%
  • Unknown, 8.0%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
72.2%
Male
19.8%
Unknown
8.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Wildlife Rehabilitator

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$40,393
female-income
Female Income
$39,521

Wildlife Rehabilitator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the wildlife rehabilitator position over time.

Male
Female
34%
31%
28%
25%
22%
19%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
28.68%
71.32%
2009
25.96%
74.04%
2010
27.29%
72.71%
2011
28.82%
71.18%
2012
29.45%
70.55%
2013
28.42%
71.58%
2014
27.27%
72.73%
2015
26.89%
73.11%
2016
25.19%
74.81%
2017
24.12%
75.88%
2018
25.41%
74.59%

Wildlife Rehabilitator Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, farrier and bather have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Horse Show Judge6%88%
Animal Daycare Provider9%87%
Bather15%81%
Wildlife Rehabilitator20%72%
Farrier72%25%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Farrier
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Bather
Animal Daycare Provider
Horse Show Judge
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Wildlife Rehabilitator Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among wildlife rehabilitators is White, which makes up 73.3% of all wildlife rehabilitators. Comparatively, there are 16.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 3.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 73.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.2%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
  • Asian, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Job Title
Wildlife Rehabilitator RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
73.3%
Hispanic or Latino
16.2%
Black or African American
3.9%
Unknown
3.2%
Asian
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%

Wildlife Rehabilitator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among wildlife rehabilitators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
77.53%
4.11%
1.51%
14.68%
2011
77.83%
3.40%
1.57%
14.82%
2012
75.32%
3.98%
1.69%
15.85%
2013
76.02%
3.41%
1.81%
15.70%
2014
74.67%
4.61%
2.28%
15.02%
2015
74.42%
4.10%
1.65%
15.95%
2016
75.21%
4.11%
1.79%
15.51%
2017
75.27%
4.00%
2.12%
15.57%
2018
73.27%
3.93%
2.76%
16.20%

Wildlife Rehabilitator Wage Gap By Race

$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$40,385
White$39,895
Black or African American$39,166
Asian$39,582
Hispanic or Latino$40,756

Average Age of a Wildlife Rehabilitator

We determined the average age of wildlife rehabilitators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Unknown
23.5
White
29
29
Black or African American
31
23
Asian
31
29.5
Hispanic or Latino
28.5
28

Wildlife Rehabilitator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of wildlife rehabilitator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of wildlife rehabilitators is 20-30 years old, which represents 46% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Wildlife Rehabilitator YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
46%
30-40 years
21%
40+ years
26%

Types of Wildlife Rehabilitator Degree Levels

The most common degree for wildlife rehabilitators is bachelor's degree 69% of wildlife rehabilitators earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 23% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 69%
  • Associate, 23%
  • High School Diploma, 4%
  • Masters, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 2%
Job Title
Wildlife Rehabilitator DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
69%
Associate
23%
High School Diploma
4%
Masters
2%
Other Degrees
2%

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Wildlife Rehabilitator Wage Gap By Education

$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$39,521
Master's Degree$42,777
Bachelor's Degree$44,203
Some College/ Associate Degree$40,854

Wildlife Rehabilitator Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ wildlife rehabilitators. We found that the most common company type is government. In addition, the industry that employs the most wildlife rehabilitators is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire wildlife rehabilitators.

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100 - 500 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
100 - 500 employees
63%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
25%
> 10,000 employees
13%

The Types Of Companies Wildlife Rehabilitator Work In

Employees with the wildlife rehabilitator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most wildlife rehabilitators prefer to work at government companies over private companies.

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Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Private
29%
Government
71%

Top Industries Hiring Wildlife Rehabilitators

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ wildlife rehabilitators. Those industries include health care, retail and non profits.

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Health Care

Retail

Government

Non Profits

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Health Care
25%
Retail
25%
Government
25%
Non Profits
25%

Wildlife Rehabilitator Turnover And Employment Statistics

Wildlife Rehabilitator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of wildlife rehabilitators changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescWildlife Rehabilitator Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
8.28%
2011
9.88%
2012
8.97%
2013
7.70%
2014
7.03%
2015
6.82%
2016
6.68%
2017
5.67%
2018
6.03%

The Average Number of Years That Wildlife Rehabilitator Stay in a Job

By looking over 139 wildlife rehabilitators resumes, we figured out that the average wildlife rehabilitator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
27%
1-2 years
31%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
16%
8-10 years
6%
11+ years
6%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Wildlife Rehabilitators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to wildlife rehabilitators.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Live-Out Nanny7.79%
Certified Personal Trainer15.07%
Slot Attendant18.13%
Guide Dog Trainer18.76%
Wildlife Rehabilitator20.11%
Barber21.71%
Doorman23.15%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Live-Out Nanny
7.79%
Certified Personal Trainer
15.07%
Slot Attendant
18.13%
Guide Dog Trainer
18.76%
Barber
21.71%
Doorman
23.15%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Wildlife Rehabilitators

Job Title
  • Spanish, 100.0%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
100.0%

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