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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

33-9011 Animal Control Workers

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.


National estimates for Animal Control Workers
Industry profile for Animal Control Workers
Geographic profile for Animal Control Workers

National estimates for Animal Control Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Animal Control Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,580 2.5 % $ 19.56 $ 40,680 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Control Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.04 $ 14.92 $ 18.48 $ 23.39 $ 29.46
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,050 $ 31,040 $ 38,430 $ 48,640 $ 61,270


Industry profile for Animal Control Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Animal Control Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Animal Control Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Animal Control Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,220 0.19 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Social Advocacy Organizations 990 0.45 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Other Personal Services 150 0.05 $ 17.67 $ 36,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 0.00 $ 23.46 $ 48,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Animal Control Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 990 0.45 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,220 0.19 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Other Personal Services 150 0.05 $ 17.67 $ 36,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 0.00 $ 23.46 $ 48,800

Top paying industries for Animal Control Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 (7) $ 23.46 $ 48,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,220 0.19 $ 19.73 $ 41,040
Social Advocacy Organizations 990 0.45 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Other Personal Services 150 0.05 $ 17.67 $ 36,740


Geographic profile for Animal Control Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Animal Control Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Animal Control Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Animal Control Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,350 0.08 0.99 $ 26.40 $ 54,910
Texas 1,220 0.10 1.22 $ 18.25 $ 37,970
New York 770 0.09 1.06 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Georgia 550 0.13 1.53 $ 16.12 $ 33,540
Illinois 550 0.10 1.17 $ 17.13 $ 35,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Control Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 150 0.19 2.28 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Maine 100 0.18 2.17 $ 18.34 $ 38,140
Wyoming 40 0.15 1.83 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Rhode Island 70 0.15 1.82 $ 22.77 $ 47,370
Oklahoma 230 0.15 1.78 $ 15.99 $ 33,260




Top paying states for Animal Control Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.15 1.76 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
California 1,350 0.08 0.99 $ 26.40 $ 54,910
Washington 220 0.07 0.82 $ 25.76 $ 53,580
Oregon 40 0.02 0.30 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Nevada 80 0.06 0.72 $ 25.38 $ 52,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Animal Control Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.67 $ 22.25 $ 46,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 410 0.09 1.13 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.07 0.82 $ 31.03 $ 64,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.10 1.15 $ 19.61 $ 40,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 250 0.09 1.14 $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.13 1.62 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.07 0.81 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.68 $ 20.22 $ 42,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.45 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 110 0.05 0.60 $ 19.67 $ 40,910




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Control Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Binghamton, NY 30 0.33 3.91 $ 17.34 $ 36,060
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.32 3.81 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Killeen-Temple, TX 30 0.22 2.68 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.20 2.36 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Rochester, NY 90 0.20 2.36 $ 20.21 $ 42,040
Corpus Christi, TX 30 0.18 2.21 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 2.05 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.17 2.05 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.16 1.90 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.15 1.86 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Animal Control Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.07 0.82 $ 31.03 $ 64,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.72 $ 59,740
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 0.47 $ 28.58 $ 59,440
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.63 $ 28.38 $ 59,040
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 1.29 $ 28.09 $ 58,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.13 1.62 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 25.79 $ 53,630
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.12 1.38 $ 25.61 $ 53,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180 0.07 0.81 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.45 $ 24.99 $ 51,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Animal Control Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.69 8.30 $ 16.79 $ 34,910
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 7.85 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 5.06 $ 16.85 $ 35,040
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 2.41 $ 14.51 $ 30,190
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 5.66 $ 17.87 $ 37,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Control Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.69 8.30 $ 16.79 $ 34,910
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 7.85 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 5.66 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 5.40 $ 15.95 $ 33,180
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 5.39 $ 16.96 $ 35,270

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Animal Control Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.26 $ 21.58 $ 44,890
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 5.66 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 7.85 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 5.39 $ 16.96 $ 35,270
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 3.08 $ 16.91 $ 35,180


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021