Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

33-9011 Animal Control Workers

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,450 1.8 % $16.52 $34,370 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.80 $12.40 $15.65 $19.72 $24.82
Annual Wage (2) $20,390 $25,800 $32,560 $41,010 $51,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,080 0.23 $16.46 $34,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,030 0.51 $17.09 $35,550
Other Personal Services 140 0.05 $17.24 $35,870
State Government (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $19.54 $40,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,030 0.51 $17.09 $35,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,080 0.23 $16.46 $34,240
Other Personal Services 140 0.05 $17.24 $35,870
State Government (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $19.54 $40,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $19.54 $40,650
Other Personal Services 140 0.05 $17.24 $35,870
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,030 0.51 $17.09 $35,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,080 0.23 $16.46 $34,240


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,470 0.10 0.98 $22.15 $46,070
Texas 1,470 0.13 1.31 $15.01 $31,220
New York 860 0.10 0.98 $16.71 $34,760
North Carolina 610 0.15 1.53 $15.05 $31,300
Georgia 520 0.13 1.31 $14.91 $31,000



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 250 0.36 3.60 $10.59 $22,020
Maine 160 0.28 2.82 $10.99 $22,860
New Mexico 180 0.23 2.27 $13.59 $28,260
Wyoming 60 0.20 2.01 $18.87 $39,240
Alaska 60 0.17 1.71 $21.94 $45,640



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,470 0.10 0.98 $22.15 $46,070
Alaska 60 0.17 1.71 $21.94 $45,640
Washington 200 0.07 0.69 $21.64 $45,020
Oregon 80 0.05 0.47 $21.17 $44,020
Maryland 170 0.07 0.67 $20.11 $41,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.13 1.31 $16.99 $35,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.06 0.64 $24.15 $50,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 0.96 $15.77 $32,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 210 0.07 0.74 $15.50 $32,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.16 1.62 $22.04 $45,850
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.82 $16.76 $34,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 0.76 $20.14 $41,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 1.01 $16.16 $33,620
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 130 0.10 0.99 $22.10 $45,960
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 130 0.14 1.42 $16.21 $33,710



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 30 0.68 6.83 $14.91 $31,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 40 0.34 3.41 $13.37 $27,810
Amarillo, TX 30 0.31 3.09 $12.98 $27,000
Syracuse, NY 70 0.25 2.49 $14.62 $30,410
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.21 2.08 $15.30 $31,830
New Haven, CT 60 0.20 2.04 $16.74 $34,810
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 30 0.20 1.96 $15.58 $32,400
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.20 2.00 $19.31 $40,170
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.20 1.97 $13.69 $28,480
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 60 0.20 1.98 $17.42 $36,230



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.39 $27.96 $58,150
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 0.52 $26.96 $56,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.20 $25.80 $53,660
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.83 $25.53 $53,100
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.47 $25.29 $52,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 0.45 $24.16 $50,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.06 0.64 $24.15 $50,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.17 $24.04 $50,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.48 $23.19 $48,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 0.59 $22.55 $46,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 6.04 $14.88 $30,950
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 3.88 $13.35 $27,780
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 7.70 $14.36 $29,870
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.87 $14.95 $31,100
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.70 $11.21 $23,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 7.70 $14.36 $29,870
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 7.07 $13.96 $29,040
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 6.04 $14.88 $30,950
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 5.59 $9.07 $18,870
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 5.58 $14.65 $30,470

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.15 1.54 $17.35 $36,090
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.46 $15.10 $31,400
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.87 $14.95 $31,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 6.04 $14.88 $30,950
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 5.58 $14.65 $30,470


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015