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Animal Caretakers in Rhode Island

Considering a career as an Animal Caretaker in Rhode Island?

$24,520 Median Salary
  • Animal Caretakers in Rhode Island earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Caretakers Work in Rhode Island?

In 2018, there were 810 Animal Caretakers working in the state.

There were 650 Animal Caretakers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


What do Animal Caretakers Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Animal Caretakers ranged from $21,410 to $44,820 with $24,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.29 to $21.55. The median hourly rate was $11.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.36.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,060 $25,050
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 150 $25,890

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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