Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
15,040 1.8 % $16.35 $34,020 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.48 $12.25 $15.41 $19.78 $24.93
Annual Wage (2) $19,720 $25,490 $32,050 $41,150 $51,840


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) 13,400 0.24 $16.53 $34,380
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,210 0.64 $14.37 $29,880
Other Personal Services 140 0.06 $14.96 $31,110
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.33 $38,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $15.50 $32,250

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 1,210 0.64 $14.37 $29,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,400 0.24 $16.53 $34,380
Other Personal Services 140 0.06 $14.96 $31,110
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.33 $38,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $15.50 $32,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $22.09 $45,940
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.33 $38,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,400 0.24 $16.53 $34,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $15.50 $32,250
Other Personal Services 140 0.06 $14.96 $31,110


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 2,110 0.15 1.27 $22.70 $47,220
Texas 1,410 0.14 1.18 $14.35 $29,840
New York 1,060 0.13 1.08 $16.06 $33,410
Florida 640 0.09 0.76 $16.39 $34,090
North Carolina 570 0.15 1.27 $14.95 $31,090




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)
Maine 180 0.32 2.68 $11.17 $23,230
Wyoming 70 0.26 2.21 $16.05 $33,380
New Mexico 200 0.25 2.13 $14.53 $30,220
Oklahoma 370 0.25 2.10 $13.40 $27,870
Delaware 100 0.25 2.09 $16.74 $34,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 110 0.10 0.86 $23.53 $48,930
California 2,110 0.15 1.27 $22.70 $47,220
Oregon 100 0.07 0.56 $19.29 $40,120
Alaska 40 0.12 0.98 $19.26 $40,060
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.25 $18.95 $39,410

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 270 0.14 1.14 $16.51 $34,340
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.59 $17.84 $37,110
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.22 1.83 $19.37 $40,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.79 $15.24 $31,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.08 0.67 $14.78 $30,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 0.87 $18.31 $38,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.62 $21.56 $44,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.23 $21.58 $44,880
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 1.12 $13.86 $28,840
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.21 1.74 $15.94 $33,160




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)
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.52 4.39 $13.97 $29,060
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.39 3.27 $14.07 $29,270
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.34 2.89 $15.52 $32,290
Syracuse, NY 80 0.28 2.39 $15.39 $32,010
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.28 2.34 $12.24 $25,460
Wilmington, NC 30 0.25 2.13 $16.68 $34,680
Mobile, AL 40 0.25 2.10 $12.78 $26,590
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 0.23 1.98 $15.77 $32,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.22 1.89 $14.66 $30,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.22 1.83 $19.37 $40,290




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 0.66 $25.61 $53,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.45 $24.48 $50,920
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.05 $50,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 0.73 $23.93 $49,780
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.44 $22.84 $47,510
Denver-Aurora, CO 90 0.08 0.63 $21.76 $45,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.23 $21.58 $44,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.62 $21.56 $44,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.59 $21.45 $44,620
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 60 0.07 0.58 $21.38 $44,470

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 150 0.79 6.67 $15.05 $31,310
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 4.83 $13.08 $27,200
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.77 $12.14 $25,240
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 6.08 $13.53 $28,140
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 4.62 $13.19 $27,440

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)
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.98 8.26 $14.27 $29,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 6.67 $15.05 $31,310
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 6.08 $13.53 $28,140
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 5.17 $14.96 $31,120
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 4.83 $13.08 $27,200

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.21 $18.18 $37,810
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.58 $34,490
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.08 $15.46 $32,150
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.97 $15.36 $31,940
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 6.67 $15.05 $31,310


About May 2010 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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