Animal Caretakers in Florida
Want to work in Florida as an Animal Caretaker? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Animal Caretakers in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Animal Caretakers in Florida is growing faster than average.
Animal Caretakers in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Animal Caretakers Work in Florida?
In 2018, there were 12,890 Animal Caretakers working in the state.
There were 12,220 Animal Caretakers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 670 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,350 Animal Caretakers working in it, which means Florida has more Animal Caretakers than average.
Job Projections for Florida
Jobs for Animal Caretakers in this state are growing at a rate of 32.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.2%.
Florida Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 3,070 annual job openings, and 19,780 total jobs in 2026 for Animal Caretakers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 46,200 annual jobs and 300,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Animal Caretakers Make in Florida?
In 2018 wages for Animal Caretakers ranged from $18,480 to $33,680 with $22,980 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.88 to $16.19. The median hourly rate was $11.05.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.76 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.29.
The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Florida 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|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||3,970||$23,950|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||1,670||$22,470|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||710||$23,430|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||320||$23,020|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||300||$23,200|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||250||$20,160|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||250||$19,960|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||250||$21,180|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||230||$20,040|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||210||$25,840|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||160||$21,700|
|Panama City, FL||130||$21,660|
|Punta Gorda, FL||110||$22,350|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||40||$22,300|
Top States for Animal Caretakers Employment
View the list below to see where most Animal Caretakers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Animal Caretakers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$35,530|
What Major Will Prepare You For an Animal Caretaker Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Corey Hensley under License
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