Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,080 1.3 % $18.51 $38,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $13.95 $17.47 $22.18 $27.99
Annual Wage (2) $23,160 $29,020 $36,330 $46,130 $58,220


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,930 0.20 $18.48 $38,450
Social Advocacy Organizations 860 0.40 $18.67 $38,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $21.86 $45,470
Other Personal Services 80 0.02 $16.22 $33,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 860 0.40 $18.67 $38,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,930 0.20 $18.48 $38,450
Other Personal Services 80 0.02 $16.22 $33,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $21.86 $45,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 (7) $21.86 $45,470
Social Advocacy Organizations 860 0.40 $18.67 $38,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,930 0.20 $18.48 $38,450
Other Personal Services 80 0.02 $16.22 $33,730


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,480 0.12 1.46 $16.65 $34,640
California 1,240 0.07 0.87 $26.26 $54,620
New York 770 0.08 0.98 $18.27 $37,990
Florida 550 0.06 0.76 $18.10 $37,640
Illinois 520 0.09 1.03 $18.16 $37,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 180 0.29 3.50 $14.64 $30,450
Alaska 70 0.23 2.73 $22.93 $47,690
Wyoming 60 0.22 2.60 $18.43 $38,330
Oklahoma 290 0.18 2.18 $14.81 $30,810
New Mexico 150 0.18 2.16 $14.93 $31,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,240 0.07 0.87 $26.26 $54,620
Washington 190 0.06 0.71 $23.96 $49,840
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.45 $23.83 $49,570
Massachusetts 360 0.10 1.20 $23.39 $48,660
Nevada 70 0.05 0.65 $23.29 $48,450





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.07 0.90 $28.55 $59,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 440 0.05 0.56 $21.29 $44,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 1.28 $18.24 $37,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 340 0.07 0.89 $18.85 $39,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.07 0.87 $18.33 $38,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 0.95 $16.20 $33,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 0.92 $24.25 $50,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.11 1.37 $25.57 $53,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.69 $27.92 $58,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.82 $25.54 $53,130




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Binghamton, NY 40 0.36 4.28 $15.81 $32,890
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.34 4.05 $27.14 $56,460
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.30 3.60 $16.70 $34,730
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.26 3.12 $14.08 $29,290
Killeen-Temple, TX 30 0.25 3.01 $15.19 $31,590
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.22 2.62 $12.70 $26,420
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.20 2.45 $15.69 $32,640
Mobile, AL 30 0.17 2.10 $14.80 $30,790
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.16 1.89 $13.14 $27,330
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.15 1.79 $19.00 $39,530




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.07 0.90 $28.55 $59,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.69 $27.92 $58,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.79 $27.19 $56,560
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.34 4.05 $27.14 $56,460
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 1.29 $27.02 $56,200
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 30 0.03 0.40 $26.32 $54,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.11 1.37 $25.57 $53,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.82 $25.54 $53,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.36 $24.74 $51,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 0.92 $24.25 $50,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 6.13 $14.26 $29,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 6.13 $16.08 $33,450
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 6.49 $15.53 $32,290
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 3.09 $14.96 $31,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.02 $16.34 $33,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 7.92 $15.04 $31,280
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 7.08 $22.09 $45,950
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 6.49 $15.53 $32,290
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 6.13 $14.26 $29,670
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 6.13 $16.08 $33,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 7.08 $22.09 $45,950
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 5.60 $21.36 $44,430
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 3.50 $16.42 $34,150
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 4.02 $16.34 $33,990
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 3.87 $16.29 $33,880


About May 2018 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019