Nonfarm animal caretakers

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2019 Workforce
256k
Average Age
33
Estimated Job Growth
22.9%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$21,519
Average Male Salary
$27,051
Average Female Salary
$19,913

About

Nonfarm animal caretakers are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Nonfarm animal caretakers was $21,519 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nonfarm animal caretakers by wage are Personal care & service workers, all other , Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, and Library assistants, clerical.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nonfarm animal caretakers are Yavapai County PUMA, AZ, Spring PUMA, TX, and San Antonio (Northeast), Universal City & Converse Cities PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Yavapai County PUMA, AZ, San Antonio (Northeast), Universal City & Converse Cities PUMA, TX, and Spring PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nonfarm animal caretakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other personal services is the industry that employs the most Nonfarm animal caretakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nonfarm animal caretakers, by average wage, is Farming. Nonfarm animal caretakers are paid most in Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Yavapai County PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,519
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,151

In 2019, Nonfarm animal caretakers earned an average of $21,519, $34,005 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Personal care & service workers, all other make somewhat more than Nonfarm animal caretakers while Library assistants, clerical make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nonfarm animal caretakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nonfarm animal caretakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.405, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nonfarm animal caretakers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Nonfarm animal caretakers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nonfarm animal caretakers, by number of employees, are Other personal services, Veterinary services, and Miscellaneous retail stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nonfarm animal caretakers, by average wage, are Farming, Support activities for agriculture & forestry, and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions.

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Industries by Share

256k
2019 Workforce
± 12,421
4.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.62%

The number of people employed as Nonfarm animal caretakers has been growing at a rate of 4.8%, from 244,644 people in 2018 to 256,384 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Nonfarm animal caretakers employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Nonfarm animal caretakers at  53.5%, followed by Veterinary services with 13.2% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 11.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nonfarm animal caretakers in the US. The average age of male Nonfarm animal caretakers in the workforce is 34.5 and of female Nonfarm animal caretakers is 32.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nonfarm animal caretakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

57.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,895
199k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,937

77.5% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nonfarm animal caretakers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.4% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.9% of Nonfarm animal caretakers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nonfarm animal caretakers.

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Age by Gender

34.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.49
32.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.768

The median age of Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33, and Male employees are generally 1.92 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nonfarm animal caretakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nonfarm animal caretakers is Biology but a relatively high number of Nonfarm animal caretakers hold a major in Agriculture.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nonfarm animal caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonfarm animal caretakers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nonfarm animal caretakers need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Service Orientation, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Animal Caretakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Animal Caretakers are expected to see a growth of 22.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Animal Caretakers.
22.9%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Animal Caretakers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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