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Animal Caretakers in North Dakota

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Animal Caretakers in North Dakota

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

24.4% Jobs Projection
$23,230 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Animal Caretakers Work in North Dakota?

There were approximately 480 workers employed as Animal Caretakers in this state in 2018.

There were 490 Animal Caretakers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Dakota

Jobs for Animal Caretakers in this state are growing at a rate of 24.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.2%.


North Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 90 annual job openings, and a total of 560 jobs for North Dakota Animal Caretakers in 2026.

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

What do Animal Caretakers Make in North Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Animal Caretakers ranged from $19,250 to $32,130 with $23,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.25 to $15.45. The median hourly rate was $11.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.65 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

The median salary in North Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Dakota 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
Fargo, ND-MN 220 $23,450
Bismarck, ND 120 $23,230
Grand Forks, ND-MN 90 $24,110

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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