Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Zookeeper make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$46,412 / yrTotal Pay
$43,347 / yrBase Pay
$3,065 / yrAdditional Pay

$46,412

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$28K$77K
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The estimated total pay for a Zookeeper is $46,412 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $43,347 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,065 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Top Paying Companies

For a Zookeeper in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Zookeeper in United States. Employers include El Paso Zoo, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

1
El Paso Zoo
$53,919/yr
2
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
$53,164/yr
8 open jobs
8
Zoo Miami
$43,830/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Zookeeper in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Zookeeper in United States are Manufacturing with a median total pay of $53,164, Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $47,117, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $45,928, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $38,989, and Hotels & Travel Accommodation with a median total pay of $36,058.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • ManufacturingManufacturing$53,164

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Nonprofit & NGONonprofit & NGO$47,117

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$45,928

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$38,989

    3% Lower than other industries

  • Hotels & Travel AccommodationHotels & Travel Accommodation$36,058

    11% Lower than other industries

Manufacturing

The top paying company in Manufacturing for Zookeeper is Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Maryland Zoo in BaltimoreMaryland Zoo in Baltimore$53,164/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

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Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$34,500

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
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Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$17

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

7-9 years
3 days ago
Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$18

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

7-9 years
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Zookeeper

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Zookeeper

United States of America

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$11

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Submitted4 days ago

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Zookeeper pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Zookeeper is $43,347 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Zookeeper salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 626 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Zookeeper employees.

The highest salary for a Zookeeper in United States is $71,048 per year.

The lowest salary for a Zookeeper in United States is $26,447 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Zookeeper or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Zookeeper.