Zookeeper - About the job

Kaitiaki Rawhi Whakaaturanga

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.

Last updated 28 January 2016