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Animal Caretakers in Delaware

Is Delaware a good place for you to work as an Animal Caretaker?

21.0% Jobs Projection
$21,800 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Animal Caretakers in Delaware are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Animal Caretakers in Delaware is growing faster than average.

  • Animal Caretakers in Delaware earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Caretakers Work in Delaware?

There were approximately 680 workers employed as Animal Caretakers in this state in 2018.

There were 720 Animal Caretakers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,350 Animal Caretakers working in it, which means Delaware has fewer Animal Caretakers than average.


Job Projections for Delaware

Jobs for Animal Caretakers in this state are growing at a rate of 21.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.2%.


Delaware Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Animal Caretakers job openings in Delaware, and 1,270 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 46,200 annual jobs and 300,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Animal Caretakers Make in Delaware?

In 2018 wages for Animal Caretakers ranged from $18,560 to $36,180 with $21,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.92 to $17.4. The median hourly rate was $10.48.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.93 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.55.

The median salary in Delaware is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Delaware Metros for Animal Caretakers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Animal Caretakers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,500 $22,650
Salisbury, MD-DE 200 $24,910
Dover, DE 80 $26,020

Top States for Animal Caretakers Employment

View the list below to see where most Animal Caretakers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 21,430 $26,320
Texas 15,660 $22,030
New York 13,110 $25,830
Florida 12,890 $22,980
Illinois 8,380 $22,660
Pennsylvania 8,140 $21,840
North Carolina 7,340 $22,070
Ohio 7,080 $21,200
Georgia 6,820 $22,440
Virginia 6,390 $22,730
New Jersey 5,570 $23,960
Michigan 5,130 $22,440
Colorado 4,930 $24,050
Massachusetts 4,800 $27,590
Missouri 4,660 $21,460
Washington 4,430 $27,130
Indiana 4,380 $21,370
Wisconsin 3,990 $21,000
Arizona 3,840 $24,330
Maryland 3,810 $25,260

Below are the states where Animal Caretakers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $35,530
Alaska $28,680
Massachusetts $27,590
Washington $27,130
Hawaii $26,940
California $26,320
New York $25,830
Connecticut $25,490
Maryland $25,260
Oregon $24,880


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