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Animal Caretakers in New Jersey

Want to work in New Jersey as an Animal Caretaker? Read this first!

29.6% Jobs Projection
$23,960 Median Salary
1,360 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Animal Caretakers Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 5,570 workers employed as Animal Caretakers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,330 Animal Caretakers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,350 Animal Caretakers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Animal Caretakers than average.


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Animal Caretakers in this state are growing at a rate of 29.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.2%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,360 annual job openings, and 8,750 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Animal Caretakers ranged from $19,340 to $39,140 with $23,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.3 to $18.82. The median hourly rate was $11.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.23 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,200 $26,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,500 $22,650
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 660 $22,450
Trenton, NJ 230 $23,760
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 150 $24,040
Ocean City, NJ 110 $23,590
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 50 $22,810

Top States for Animal Caretakers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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