Animal Control Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
41%
risk level
POLLING
37%
Based on 13 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,170
or $20.75 per hour
Volume
11,600
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.6/10

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Automation risk

41% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

37% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 41% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Animal Control Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Animal Control Workers' job openings is expected to rise 4.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Animal Control Workers' was $43,170, or $20 per hour

'Animal Control Workers' were paid 10.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 11,600 people employed as 'Animal Control Workers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as 'Animal Control Workers'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 33-9011.00

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