How Much Do Animal Control Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Animal Control Workers

Animal Control Workers handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$40680 per year
Hourly wage
$20 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,050 to $31,040 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Animal Control Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,050 to $31,040 per year or $12 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Animal Control Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $29 $61,270
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,640
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $38,430
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $31,040
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,050

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $27 $55,970
CA $26 $54,910
WA $26 $53,580
OR $26 $53,170
NV $25 $52,800
CT $25 $51,690
CO $24 $50,290
MA $24 $50,260
RI $23 $47,370
PA $22 $46,230

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Animal Control Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Animal Control Workers are in the states of AK, CA, WA, OR and NV.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $48800 $23.46
Local Government $41040 $19.73
Social Advocacy Organizations $37740 $18.15
Other Personal Services $36740 $17.67

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