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Animal Caretakers (39-2021) in Hartford Labor Market Area
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Hartford LMA (1Q 2023)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,010
Mean wage$17.09
Entry wage$14.36
10th percentile wage$14.05
50th percentile wage$15.27
90th percentile wage$23.51
 Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Personal and Laundry Services63062.9%
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, Book, and Miscellaneous Retailers15014.7%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1009.7%
Educational Services201.9%
 Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Educational Services20$23.92
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, Book, and Miscellaneous Retailers150$15.69
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services100$15.29
Personal and Laundry Services630$15.08
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  $15.27 $15.47 -$0.20
YearThis OccupationCompared to All OccupationsDifference
Current  $15.27 $26.35 -$11.08
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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