How much does an Animal Technician, Sr. make in the United States? The average Animal Technician, Sr. salary in the United States is $49,206 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $46,480 and $52,371. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Animal Technician, Sr. Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Animal Technician, Sr. Salary $43,998 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Animal Technician, Sr. Salary $46,480 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Animal Technician, Sr. Salary $49,206 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Animal Technician, Sr. Salary $52,371 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Animal Technician, Sr. Salary $55,253 US November 27, 2023
25% $46,480 10% $43,998 90% $55,253 75% $52,371 $49,206 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Animal Technician, Sr.

Animal Technician, Sr. provides daily care for research animals of various species. Cleans and disinfects cages and equipment. Being an Animal Technician, Sr. monitors the health and well being of the animals, maintains logs of animal diet, behavior, vital signs and other data. Follows standard operating procedures and all biosafety and animal welfare regulations. Additionally, Animal Technician, Sr. may perform procedures to collect samples. May transport animals to and from laboratories. Requires a high school diploma. May require Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or other certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Animal Technician, Sr. works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be an Animal Technician, Sr. typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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