Zookeeper Salary in the US

$32,450
per year
per month
$2,700
per month
per year
Bonus
$850/year
Bonus
$70/month

Zookeeper - Average Salary

The average salary for a Zookeeper is $32,450 per year ($2,700 per month), which is $21,040 (-39%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Zookeeper can expect an average starting salary of $23,150. The highest salaries can exceed $52,380.
$23,150
Low
$32,450
Average salary
$52,380
High
$1,930
Low
$2,700
Average salary
$4,370
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$28,800
$57,580
Salary$23,150 - 52,380
Bonus$0 - 5,200
Total Pay$23,150 - 57,580
$0
$2,400
$4,800
Salary$1,930 - 4,370
Bonus$0 - 430
Total Pay$1,930 - 4,800

Zookeeper Salary Range

Low
$23,150
Average salary
$32,450
Senior
$41,530
High
$52,380
Low
$1,930
Average salary
$2,700
Senior
$3,460
High
$4,370
Among Zookeepers in the U.S., zookeeper assistants earn considerably less per year, while head zookeepers boast the highest annual earnings.

Zookeeper - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head Zookeeper$40K/year
+24% 
Zookeeper Assistant$27K/year
 -18%

Zookeeper - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Zookeeper with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $27,940 per year. A mid level Zookeeper with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $36,320, while a Senior Zookeeper with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $41,740. Zookeepers with more than 20 years of experience earn $44,590 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Zookeeper

Late Career▲ +37%
Senior▲ +29%
Mid Level▲ +12%
Average Salary$32,450/year
Entry Level▼ -14%

Gender Breakdown

Female
81%
Male
19%

Zookeeper - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Zookeeper jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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