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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice.

Salary Breakdown

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Average

$25,690

ANNUAL

$12.35

HOURLY

Entry Level

$17,690

ANNUAL

$8.50

HOURLY

Mid Level

$27,590

ANNUAL

$13.26

HOURLY

Expert Level

$37,490

ANNUAL

$18.02

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

6,590

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers


Top Expected Tasks

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Speaking

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Static Strength


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