Zookeeper

Kaitiaki Rawhi Whakaaturanga

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Zookeepers care for animals in zoos, wildlife parks or aquariums.

Pay

Zookeepers with one to six years' experience usually earn

$31K-$50K per year

Zookeepers with more than six years' experience usually earn

$45K-$65K per year

Source: Unitec and Auckland Zoo.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a zookeeper are poor as the number of people wanting to enter the role significantly exceeds the number of positions available.
Lauren Booth feeding a red panda

A zookeeper feeding a red panda

Last updated 21 April 2016