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$33,125

Average Base Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$494

Average Bonus
The average animal care technician salary in District of Columbia, United States is $33,125 or an hourly rate of $16. This is 12% higher (+$3,488) than the average animal care technician salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $494.
Salary by Experience

$26,962

Entry Level Salary

$43,488

Senior Level Salary
An entry level animal care technician (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $26,962. On the other end, a senior level animal care technician (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $43,488.

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Job Description
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, 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).
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