Animal Caregiver

Code: 39-2021.00

Also known as: Animal Care Giver (ACG), Aquarist, Dog Bather, Dog Groomer, Groomer, Kennel Attendant, Kennel Technician (Kennel Tech), Pet Groomer, Pet Stylist, Zookeeper

Description: Animal Caregivers take care of both wild and domestic animals that live in zoos, parks or residential areas. This job typically requires two to four years of college education in animal science, biology, or a related field. Many employers prefer to hire individuals who have experience caring for animals at farms, animal shelters, and veterinary offices. Experience as a zoo volunteer is also helpful.

Animal Caregiver

Typical wages

10% $19,310
25% $22,030
Median $26,080
75% $31,480
90% $40,210
10% $9.29
25% $10.59
Median $12.54
75% $15.13
90% $19.33

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 54,900