Zoo Keeper Statistics By Gender

64.8% of zoo keepers are women and 35.2% of zoo keepers are men.

  • Female, 64.8%
  • Male, 35.2%

Zoo Keepers By Gender

Gender  Percentages  
Female64.8%
Male35.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Zoo Keeper

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$38,305
female-income
Female Income
$37,379

Zoo Keeper Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the zoo keeper position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Zoo Keeper Gender By Year

Year  Male  Female  
201034.50%65.50%
201137.81%62.19%
201240.95%59.05%
201336.47%63.53%
201438.76%61.24%
201538.94%61.06%
201638.57%61.43%
201732.53%67.47%
201836.24%63.76%
201934.03%65.97%

Zoo Keeper Male to Female Ratio

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

Job TitleMaleFemale
Animal Daycare Provider6%94%
Horse Show Judge6%94%
Pet Groomer14%86%
Zoo Keeper35%65%
Farrier73%27%
Ringman88%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Zoo Keeper Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among zoo keepers is White, which makes up 74.1% of all zoo keepers. Comparatively, there are 16.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 74.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.3%
  • Black or African American, 4.0%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • Asian, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Zoo Keeper Race

Zoo Keeper Race  Percentages  
White74.1%
Hispanic or Latino16.3%
Black or African American4.0%
Unknown3.0%
Asian2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Zoo Keeper Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among zoo keepers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Zoo Keeper Race By Year

Year  White  Black or African American  Asian  Hispanic or Latino  
201078.16%3.96%1.47%14.23%
201178.46%3.25%1.53%14.37%
201275.95%3.83%1.64%15.41%
201376.65%3.26%1.77%15.25%
201475.29%4.47%2.23%14.58%
201575.04%3.95%1.60%15.50%
201675.84%3.96%1.75%15.06%
201775.90%3.86%2.08%15.13%
201873.90%3.78%2.71%15.75%
201974.06%4.01%2.12%16.35%

Zoo Keeper Wage Gap By Race

Asian zoo keepers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown zoo keepers have the lowest average salary at $35,421.
$42,000
$40,000
$38,000
$36,000
$34,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$35,421
White$37,069
Black or African American$37,522
Asian$40,736
Hispanic or Latino$38,460

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Average Age of a Zoo Keeper

We determined the average age of zoo keepers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Zoo Keeper Age By Race

Race  Male Age  Female Age  
Unknown2728
White3229
Black or African American2728
Asian31
Hispanic or Latino3028

Zoo Keeper Age Breakdown

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

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Zoo Keeper Age

Zoo Keeper Years  Percentages  
40+ years24%
30-40 years26%
20-30 years46%

Types of Zoo Keeper Degree Levels

The most common degree for zoo keepers is bachelor's degree 67% of zoo keepers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

  • Bachelors, 67%
  • Associate, 12%
  • High School Diploma, 12%
  • Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Zoo Keepers By Education

Zoo Keeper Degree  Percentages  
Bachelors67%
Associate12%
High School Diploma12%
Diploma3%
Other Degrees6%

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Zoo Keeper Wage Gap By Education

Zoo keepers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $43,849 annually. With a Associate degree, zoo keepers earn a median annual income of $40,654 compared to $37,379 for zoo keepers with an High School Diploma degree.
$46,000
$44,000
$42,000
$40,000
$38,000
$36,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$37,379
Bachelor's Degree$43,849
Some College/ Associate Degree$40,654

Zoo Keeper Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where zoo keepers work. We found most zoo keepers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most zoo keepers is the professional industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Zoo Keeper Jobs By Employer Size

Company Size  Percentages  
< 50 employees12%
50 - 100 employees6%
100 - 500 employees27%
500 - 1,000 employees22%
1,000 - 10,000 employees29%
> 10,000 employees4%

The Types Of Companies Zoo Keeper Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Zoo Keeper Jobs By Sector

Company Type  Percentages  
Education13%
Public10%
Private60%
Government17%

Top Industries Hiring Zoo Keepers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ zoo keepers. Those industries include professional, government and government.

Non Profits

Hospitality

Government

Education

Professional

Zoo Keeper Turnover And Employment Statistics

Zoo Keeper 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 zoo keepers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Zoo Keeper Unemployment Rate By Year

Year  Zoo Keeper Unemployment Rate  
20108.28%
20119.88%
20128.97%
20137.70%
20147.03%
20156.82%
20166.68%
20175.67%
20186.03%
20195.39%

The Average Number of Years That Zoo Keeper Stay in a Job

By looking over 416 zoo keepers resumes, we figured out that the average zoo keeper enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 36%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Zoo Keeper Tenure

Number or Years  Percentages  
Less than 1 year36%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years10%
8-10 years3%
11+ years4%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Zoo Keepers 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 zoo keepers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Table Games Dealer3.67%1,431
Zoo Keeper10.47%
Equestrian Trainer10.68%20,860
Slot Attendant11.36%45,107
Community Advisor11.45%51,226
Lobby Attendant14.79%45,695
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

Zoo Keeper LGBT Demographics

Profession  Percentages of LGBT   Job Openings  
Table Games Dealer3.67%1,431
Equestrian Trainer10.68%20,860
Slot Attendant11.36%45,107
Community Advisor11.45%51,226
Lobby Attendant14.79%45,695
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

Foreign Languages Spoken By Zoo Keepers

The most common foreign language among zoo keepers is Spanish at 72.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.1% and Swedish is the third-most popular at 5.6%.

  • Spanish, 72.2%
  • French, 11.1%
  • Swedish, 5.6%
  • Arabic, 5.6%
  • Italian, 5.6%

Zoo Keeper Languages Spoken

Foreign Language  Percentages  
Spanish72.2%
French11.1%
Swedish5.6%
Arabic5.6%
Italian5.6%

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Which State Has The Most Zoo Keepers?

By looking through more than 416 resumes, we found that the most popular places for zoo keepers are Gainesville, FL and New Orleans, LA.

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Zoo Keeper Demographics FAQs

How many Zoo Keeper are there in the US?

There are over 2,637 Zoo Keepers in the United States.

What percentage of Zoo Keepers are black?

4.0% of Zoo Keepers are Black or African American

What race are most Zoo Keepers?

Most a are White, with 74.1% of Zoo Keepers belonging to this ethnicity. 16.3% of Zoo Keepers are Hispanic or Latino, 4.0% of Zoo Keepers are Black or African American, 3.0% of Zoo Keepers are Unknown, 2.1% of Zoo Keepers are Asian, and 0.5% of Zoo Keepers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Zoo Keeper jobs male - dominated ?

No, Zoo Keeper jobs are not male - dominated. 64% of Zoo Keepers are female, and 35% are male, so there are more female Zoo Keepers than male Zoo Keepers in the United States.

How old is the average Zoo Keeper ?

The average Zoo Keeper is 32 years old. 24% of Zoo Keepers are 40+ years old or older, 26% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 46% are between 20-30 years old

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