Nonfarm animal caretakers

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Total Workforce
245k
Average Age
33
Average Salary
$20,891
Average Male Salary
$24,482
Average Female Salary
$19,832

About

Nonfarm animal caretakers are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Nonfarm animal caretakers was $20,891 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nonfarm animal caretakers by wage are Food preparation and serving related workers, all other, Maids & housekeeping cleaners, and Parking lot attendants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nonfarm animal caretakers are LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA, Burke PUMA, VA, and Tinton Falls Borough (South) PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Tinton Falls Borough (South) PUMA, NJ, Tucson City (Northwest) PUMA, AZ, and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL.

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 Executive offices & legislative bodies. Nonfarm animal caretakers are paid most in Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Tinton Falls Borough (South) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$20,891
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,183

In 2018, Nonfarm animal caretakers earned an average of $20,891, $32,998 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Food preparation and serving related workers, all other make somewhat more than Nonfarm animal caretakers while Maids & housekeeping cleaners 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

0.422
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Nonfarm animal caretakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.422, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries by Share

245k
2018 Workforce
± 12,134
16.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.26%

The number of people employed as Nonfarm animal caretakers has been growing at a rate of 16.7%, from 209,640 people in 2017 to 244,644 people in 2018.

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  53.9%, followed by Veterinary services with 14.9% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 12.1%.

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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 and of female Nonfarm animal caretakers is 32.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nonfarm animal caretakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

55.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,793
189k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,665

77.2% 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)

76.5% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.18% 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
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.56
32.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.782

The median age of Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33, and Male employees are generally 1.28 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.

Majors

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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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