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Salary, Wages, Pay: Animal Care and Service Workers




Median hourly earnings of nonfarm animal caretakers were $8.21 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $6.95 and $10.26. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $6.13, and the top 10 percent earned more than $13.39. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of nonfarm animal caretakers in 2002 were as follows:

Other personal services $8.39
Spectator sports 8.24
Social advocacy organizations 7.79
Other miscellaneous store retailers 7.62
Other professional, scientific, and technical services 7.55

Median hourly earnings of animal trainers were $11.03 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $8.21 and $15.96. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $6.87, and the top 10 percent earned more than $21.65.