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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
11,600 1.7 % $ 20.49 $ 42,620 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Control Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.80 $ 15.19 $ 18.83 $ 23.85 $ 29.06
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,690 $ 31,590 $ 39,160 $ 49,600 $ 60,450


Industry profile for Animal Control Workers:

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) 10,590 0.20 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Social Advocacy Organizations 560 0.25 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Other Personal Services 230 0.08 $ 17.40 $ 36,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 0.00 $ 24.10 $ 50,120

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 560 0.25 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,590 0.20 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Other Personal Services 230 0.08 $ 17.40 $ 36,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 0.00 $ 24.10 $ 50,120

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) $ 24.10 $ 50,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,590 0.20 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Social Advocacy Organizations 560 0.25 $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Other Personal Services 230 0.08 $ 17.40 $ 36,190


Geographic profile for Animal Control Workers:

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.



Map of employment of animal control workers by state, May 2021


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)
Texas 1,470 0.12 1.46 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
California 1,110 0.07 0.81 $ 26.66 $ 55,460
New York 800 0.09 1.11 $ 24.20 $ 50,330
Georgia 490 0.11 1.37 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Florida 430 0.05 0.61 $ 19.32 $ 40,180


Map of location quotient of animal control workers by state, May 2021


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)
Maine 150 0.25 3.04 $ 20.20 $ 42,010
Oklahoma 350 0.23 2.73 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Rhode Island 100 0.21 2.53 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
New Mexico 150 0.19 2.34 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.20 $ 21.85 $ 45,450


Map of annual mean wages of animal control workers by state, May 2021


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 50 0.17 2.10 $ 27.03 $ 56,220
Oregon 50 0.03 0.36 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
California 1,110 0.07 0.81 $ 26.66 $ 55,460
Nevada 110 0.08 1.01 $ 26.65 $ 55,440
Washington 190 0.06 0.73 $ 26.45 $ 55,010



Map of employment of animal control workers by area, May 2021


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 420 0.05 0.59 $ 26.38 $ 54,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.07 0.83 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 1.28 $ 19.64 $ 40,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 220 0.08 1.03 $ 17.91 $ 37,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 0.93 $ 26.24 $ 54,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.05 0.55 $ 21.49 $ 44,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.77 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.06 0.67 $ 27.36 $ 56,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.10 1.23 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.21 2.56 $ 24.24 $ 50,410


Map of location quotient of animal control workers by area, May 2021


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)
Syracuse, NY 70 0.26 3.12 $ 21.24 $ 44,180
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.24 2.86 $ 16.31 $ 33,920
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 60 0.21 2.58 $ 14.81 $ 30,810
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.21 2.56 $ 24.24 $ 50,410
Wichita, KS 50 0.19 2.26 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.17 2.09 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.17 2.04 $ 22.62 $ 47,040
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.16 1.97 $ 24.27 $ 50,480
Rochester, NY 70 0.16 1.91 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.15 1.87 $ 24.55 $ 51,060


Map of annual mean wages of animal control workers by area, May 2021


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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.64 $ 30.53 $ 63,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.36 $ 30.04 $ 62,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.48 $ 29.80 $ 61,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 50 0.05 0.64 $ 29.28 $ 60,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.07 0.83 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.15 1.81 $ 28.26 $ 58,780
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.76 $ 27.58 $ 57,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.06 0.67 $ 27.36 $ 56,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.40 $ 27.03 $ 56,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.17 2.09 $ 26.92 $ 55,990

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 9.87 $ 25.43 $ 52,900
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 7.12 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 3.98 $ 15.65 $ 32,540
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 6.01 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 5.24 $ 20.98 $ 43,640

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 9.87 $ 25.43 $ 52,900
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 7.12 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 6.01 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.99 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 5.73 $ 22.43 $ 46,640

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)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 9.87 $ 25.43 $ 52,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.99 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 5.73 $ 22.43 $ 46,640
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 3.97 $ 21.98 $ 45,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 5.24 $ 20.98 $ 43,640


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022