Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,890 1.5 % $16.09 $33,470 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $12.06 $15.23 $19.19 $24.39
Annual Wage (2) $19,730 $25,090 $31,680 $39,920 $50,730


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) 12,310 0.22 $16.24 $33,780
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,130 0.58 $14.77 $30,730
Other Personal Services 150 0.06 $15.42 $32,070
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.53 $38,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 30 0.00 $16.29 $33,870

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 1,130 0.58 $14.77 $30,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,310 0.22 $16.24 $33,780
Other Personal Services 150 0.06 $15.42 $32,070
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.53 $38,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $18.53 $38,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 30 (7) $16.29 $33,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,310 0.22 $16.24 $33,780
Other Personal Services 150 0.06 $15.42 $32,070
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,130 0.58 $14.77 $30,730


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 1,490 0.10 0.98 $21.38 $44,460
Texas 1,420 0.13 1.26 $14.42 $29,990
New York 970 0.11 1.07 $16.04 $33,350
North Carolina 570 0.15 1.39 $15.02 $31,250
Georgia 520 0.14 1.29 $14.78 $30,750




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 0.32 2.97 $13.29 $27,640
Maine 180 0.30 2.83 $12.25 $25,490
Wyoming 70 0.26 2.40 $17.51 $36,430
Idaho 140 0.23 2.14 $13.11 $27,270
West Virginia 140 0.20 1.89 $10.86 $22,600




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 0.09 0.88 $24.65 $51,270
California 1,490 0.10 0.98 $21.38 $44,460
Colorado 360 0.16 1.53 $20.17 $41,950
Washington 250 0.09 0.86 $20.11 $41,840
Oregon 100 0.06 0.57 $19.87 $41,320





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 300 0.14 1.32 $16.35 $34,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.62 $23.39 $48,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.10 0.98 $15.84 $32,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.19 1.79 $20.50 $42,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 190 0.07 0.67 $15.23 $31,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 0.87 $18.37 $38,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.38 $18.88 $39,270
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.34 $17.41 $36,210
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.14 1.29 $14.88 $30,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 0.89 $14.30 $29,750




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 50 1.06 9.93 $13.66 $28,400
Bangor, ME 30 0.49 4.56 $10.26 $21,340
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.42 3.89 $13.37 $27,810
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.32 2.98 $15.36 $31,950
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.30 2.79 $13.34 $27,740
Binghamton, NY 30 0.29 2.71 $16.06 $33,400
Wilmington, NC 40 0.27 2.50 $16.84 $35,030
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 30 0.27 2.51 $13.08 $27,200
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 0.25 2.35 $14.77 $30,720
Syracuse, NY 70 0.24 2.23 $15.50 $32,240




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 0.64 $27.99 $58,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.33 $25.98 $54,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.45 $25.34 $52,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.77 $25.13 $52,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.50 $25.04 $52,080
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.44 $24.23 $50,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 1.00 $23.69 $49,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.62 $23.39 $48,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.46 $22.84 $47,510

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 140 0.74 6.96 $15.20 $31,620
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 5.86 $13.42 $27,910
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 8.09 $13.41 $27,900
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.92 $13.13 $27,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 2.52 $12.01 $24,980

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 110 0.86 8.09 $13.41 $27,900
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 7.30 $17.16 $35,680
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 6.94 $15.41 $32,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 6.96 $15.20 $31,620
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.71 $13.35 $27,760

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 40 0.57 5.38 $17.90 $37,240
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 7.30 $17.16 $35,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.41 $16.54 $34,400
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 6.94 $15.41 $32,050
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 3.24 $15.33 $31,880


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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