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Farm Animal Caretakers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $12.81
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Farm Animal Caretakers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.02 $13.58 $17.28
Minnesota
$10.91 $12.81 $15.51
Central Minnesota
$12.76 $13.88 $15.00
Northwest Minnesota
$11.54 $14.74 $18.21
Southwest Minnesota
$10.66 $12.86 $15.34
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$10.64 $12.04 $14.14

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 730 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Farm Animal Caretakers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 10,677 new Farm Animal Caretakers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Farm Animal Caretakers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 256,100 249,200 -6,900 -2.7%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 6,396 6,525 129 2%
Central Minnesota 1,501 1,285 -216 -14.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1,148 1,275 127 11.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,973 2,400 427 21.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 389 257 -132 -33.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.