Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
14,960 2.0 % $16.54 $34,390 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $12.29 $15.61 $20.08 $25.53
Annual Wage (2) $19,750 $25,570 $32,460 $41,770 $53,110


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) 13,360 0.24 $16.69 $34,710
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,090 0.56 $14.95 $31,100
Other Personal Services 170 0.07 $15.53 $32,310
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.79 $39,080
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 30 0.00 $16.05 $33,390

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 1,090 0.56 $14.95 $31,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,360 0.24 $16.69 $34,710
Other Personal Services 170 0.07 $15.53 $32,310
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.79 $39,080

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) $19.60 $40,770
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.79 $39,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,360 0.24 $16.69 $34,710
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 30 (7) $16.05 $33,390
Other Personal Services 170 0.07 $15.53 $32,310


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 2,130 0.15 1.30 $23.13 $48,120
Texas 1,450 0.14 1.21 $14.52 $30,200
New York 1,000 0.12 1.02 $15.99 $33,270
North Carolina 580 0.15 1.30 $15.12 $31,450
Florida 570 0.08 0.68 $16.88 $35,120




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)
New Mexico 240 0.31 2.64 $14.03 $29,190
Maine 180 0.31 2.65 $11.81 $24,550
Wyoming 70 0.24 2.09 $17.47 $36,340
Idaho 140 0.24 2.06 $12.25 $25,490
Oklahoma 340 0.23 1.94 $13.28 $27,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 120 0.11 0.92 $23.76 $49,420
California 2,130 0.15 1.30 $23.13 $48,120
Oregon 110 0.07 0.59 $19.49 $40,540
Colorado 330 0.15 1.28 $19.36 $40,260
Alaska 30 0.11 0.93 $19.26 $40,060





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 0.13 1.12 $16.81 $34,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.22 1.87 $19.74 $41,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 220 0.10 0.86 $15.31 $31,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.08 0.66 $15.05 $31,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 0.89 $17.70 $36,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.57 $22.12 $46,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.36 $19.00 $39,520
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.21 1.77 $16.43 $34,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 0.76 $24.63 $51,230
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.15 1.25 $14.36 $29,880




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 0.58 4.97 $14.16 $29,450
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.36 3.05 $14.20 $29,540
Syracuse, NY 90 0.29 2.47 $15.57 $32,380
Mobile, AL 50 0.27 2.28 $12.62 $26,240
Wilmington, NC 30 0.26 2.21 $16.98 $35,320
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 0.26 2.24 $14.64 $30,460
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.24 2.09 $14.17 $29,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.22 1.87 $19.74 $41,070
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.22 1.87 $16.40 $34,110
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.21 1.77 $16.43 $34,170




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 0.07 0.62 $27.13 $56,420
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.33 $25.45 $52,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.41 $25.44 $52,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 0.76 $24.63 $51,230
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.16 $50,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.63 $22.95 $47,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.15 $22.76 $47,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.54 $22.51 $46,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.57 $22.12 $46,000
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.42 $21.96 $45,680

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 0.77 6.60 $15.20 $31,610
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 5.30 $13.10 $27,240
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 3.71 $12.80 $26,620
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 6.18 $13.09 $27,230
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 4.52 $13.84 $28,800

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.77 6.60 $15.20 $31,610
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 6.34 $12.51 $26,010
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 6.29 $16.87 $35,100
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 6.18 $13.09 $27,230
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 5.52 $17.92 $37,270

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 4.27 $18.10 $37,650
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 5.52 $17.92 $37,270
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 6.29 $16.87 $35,100
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.16 $15.56 $32,360
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 2.24 $15.51 $32,260


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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