Zookeeper salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 1,408 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Zookeepers make?
The average total salary for a Zookeeper is $33,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,408 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Zookeeper and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Zookeeper salary can vary between $18,000 to $59,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Zookeeper salary by location

Zookeeper salary by company

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Woodland Park Zoo, King County, WA
14 income tax records
$39K – $63K
Zoological Society Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
64 income tax records
$28K – $61K
Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
18 income tax records
$22K – $64K
City Of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, NM
12 income tax records
$30K – $45K
Sgco Sedgwick County, Sedgwick County, KS
17 income tax records
$28K – $43K
Utah Zoological Society, Salt Lake County, UT
10 income tax records
$30K – $44K
Fresnos Chaffee Zoo Corp, Fresno County, CA
18 income tax records
$19K – $39K
Nashville Zoo, Davidson County, TN
11 income tax records
$23K – $34K
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Soc, El Paso County, CO
10 income tax records
$23K – $44K
Dallas Zoo Management, Dallas County, TX
10 income tax records
$17K – $35K
State Of North Carolina, Randolph County, NC
10 income tax records
$26K – $35K
East Coast Zoological Society Of, Brevard County, FL
14 income tax records
$20K – $38K
Memphis Zoo, Shelby County, TN
14 income tax records
$22K – $39K

Zookeeper demographics in United States

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68% are single
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32% are married
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15% have kids
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33% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Zookeepers in United States

1,408 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a zookeeper in the United States is $33,500 per year. Zookeeper salaries in the United States can vary between $18,000 to $59,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,408 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as zookeeper.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for zookeepers in the United States: Woodland Park Zoo ($54,500 a year), Zoological Society of San Diego ($51,500 a year), and Miami-Dade County ($43,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for zookeepers in the United States: Portland Metro Area, OR ($56,000 a year), Chicago Metro Area, IL ($54,000 a year), and Minneapolis Metro Area, MN ($53,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.