Nonfarm animal caretakers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
230k
Average Age
33.3
Estimated Job Growth
22.9%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$21,894
Average Male Salary
$26,078
Average Female Salary
$20,597

About

Nonfarm animal caretakers are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Nonfarm animal caretakers was $21,894 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nonfarm animal caretakers by wage are Tutors, Maids & housekeeping cleaners, and Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nonfarm animal caretakers are Lexington-Fayette County (Outer) PUMA, KY, Cherokee County (Central)Woodstock & Canton Cities PUMA, GA, and Pasco County (East Central) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Pasco County (East Central) PUMA, FL, Cherokee County (Central)Woodstock & Canton Cities PUMA, GA, and Marion County (North) 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 Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Pasco County (East Central) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,894
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,247

In 2020, Nonfarm animal caretakers earned an average of $21,894, $34,059 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks make somewhat more than Nonfarm animal caretakers while Tutors 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

0.415
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nonfarm animal caretakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.415, 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

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Spatial Concentration

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nonfarm animal caretakers, by average wage, are Executive offices & legislative bodies, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

230k
2020 Workforce
± 11,756
3.45%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.06%

The number of people employed as Nonfarm animal caretakers has been growing at a rate of 3.45%, from 221,992 people in 2019 to 229,641 people in 2020.

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  53.2%, followed by Veterinary services with 14.4% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 10.8%.

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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 34.2 and of female Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nonfarm animal caretakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

54.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,723
175k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,273

76.3% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

74.7% of Nonfarm animal caretakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.21% 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 Sex

34.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.52
33
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.815

The median age of Nonfarm animal caretakers is 33.3, and Male employees are generally 1.21 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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