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Animal Caretakers (39-2021) in Bridgeport-Stamford Labor Market Area
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Bridgeport-Stamford LMA (1Q 2023)
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Estimated employment780
Mean wage$18.01
Entry wage$14.88
10th percentile wage$14.71
50th percentile wage$16.68
90th percentile wage$23.26
 Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Personal and Laundry Services47060.5%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services10012.5%
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, Book, and Miscellaneous Retailers709.5%
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions304.5%
 Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions30$18.04
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, Book, and Miscellaneous Retailers70$17.80
Personal and Laundry Services470$15.65
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services100$15.19
Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096) and Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (45-2093).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational GroupDifference
Current  $16.68 $16.89 -$0.21
YearThis OccupationCompared to All OccupationsDifference
Current  $16.68 $28.00 -$11.32
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2023
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Bridgeport-Stamford $16.68  780    
New Haven $15.35  490    
Hartford $15.27  1,010    
Danbury $15.21  160    
Norwich-New London $15.09  270  
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Hartford $15.27  1,010    
Bridgeport-Stamford $16.68  780    
New Haven $15.35  490    
Norwich-New London $15.09  270    
Danbury $15.21  160    
Wages in other areas
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