Animal Control Officer

Code: 33-9011.00

Also known as: Animal Attendant, Animal Control Officer, Animal Enforcement Officer, Animal Ordinance Enforcement Officer, Animal Park Code Enforcement Officer, Animal Safety Officer, Community Safety Officer, Community Service Officer, Dog Control Officer

Description: When animals are mistreated or abandoned, the public turns to Animal Control Officers to help deal with the situation. Animal Control Officers enforce laws concerning the treatment of animals. They carry out investigations to search for potentially distressed animals. Depending on the job or state, an Officer may be required to have high school degree. In some cases, an employee may be required to have an undergraduate degree or some postsecondary training in animal care.

Animal Control Officer

Typical wages

10% $25,050
25% $31,040
Median $38,430
75% $48,640
90% $61,270
10% $12.04
25% $14.92
Median $18.48
75% $23.39
90% $29.46

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 1,400