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Zoo Keeper Average Salary in India 2023

How much money does a Zoo Keeper make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
24,700 INR
( 296,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Zoo Keeper in India typically earns around 24,700 INR per month. Salaries range from 12,600 INR (lowest) to 38,000 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Zoo Keeper salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Zoo Keeper Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Zoo Keeper
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Zoo Keeper salaries in India range from 12,600 INR per month (minimum salary) to 38,000 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,200 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Zoo Keeper(s) are earning less than 24,200 INR while the other half are earning more than 24,200 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Zoo Keeper(s) are earning less than 16,600 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 16,600 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Zoo Keeper(s) are earning less than 30,500 INR while 25% are earning more than 30,500 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Zoo Keeper Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Zoo Keeper salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Zoo Keeper with less than two years of experience makes approximately 14,100 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,400 INR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 25,800 INR per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Zoo Keeper(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 31,000 INR per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 33,700 INR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 36,400 INR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Zoo Keeper average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
14,100 INR
2 - 5 Years+31%
18,400 INR
5 - 10 Years+40%
25,800 INR
10 - 15 Years+20%
31,000 INR
15 - 20 Years+9%
33,700 INR
20+ Years+8%
36,400 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Zoo Keeper Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Zoo Keeper(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Zoo Keeper salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Zoo Keeper is 16,200 INR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 23,800 INR per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 36,500 INR per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Zoo Keeper average salary difference by education level in India

High School
16,200 INR
Certificate or Diploma+47%
23,800 INR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
36,500 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Zoo Keeper Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Zoo Keeper employees in India earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

26,800 INR
22,800 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Zoo Keeper Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Zoo Keeper(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Zoo Keeper(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Zoo Keeper Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Zoo Keeper
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A Zoo Keeper is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Zoo Keeper Average Hourly Wage in India

140 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 140 INR. This means that the average Zoo Keeper in India earns approximately 140 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Zoo Keeper VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Zoo Keeper is 4% less than that of Pet Care. Also, Pet Care salaries are 19% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Animal Breeder29,700 INR+20%
Animal Caretaker19,000 INR-23%
Animal Control Officer20,700 INR-16%
Animal Health Technician23,400 INR-5%
Animal Scientist42,800 INR+73%
Kennel Attendant18,200 INR-26%
Kennel Technician18,200 INR-26%
Pet Sitter15,800 INR-36%
Veterinarian37,100 INR+50%
Veterinary Office Manager40,400 INR+64%
Veterinary Receptionist17,800 INR-28%
Veterinary Technician26,100 INR+6%
Zoo Keeper24,700 INR=
Zoo Veterinarian38,000 INR+54%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra22,300 INR
Ahmadabad27,300 INR
Bangalore28,900 INR
Bhopal24,500 INR
Chennai27,900 INR
Coimbatore23,300 INR
Delhi28,500 INR
Ghaziabad24,700 INR
Hyderabad28,400 INR
Indore26,300 INR
Jaipur26,700 INR
Kanpur25,700 INR
Kolkata28,100 INR
Lucknow27,000 INR
Ludhiana23,400 INR
Madurai22,600 INR
Mumbai28,900 INR
Nagpur25,200 INR
Patna22,700 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad25,800 INR
Pune27,800 INR
Surat27,600 INR
Vadodara22,400 INR
Visakhapatnam23,600 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands21,500 INR
Andhra Pradesh28,800 INR
Arunachal Pradesh22,800 INR
Assam27,200 INR
Bihar28,500 INR
Chandigarh22,200 INR
Chhatisgarh27,100 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli21,200 INR
Daman & Diu21,500 INR
Delhi26,700 INR
Goa22,900 INR
Gujarat28,800 INR
Haryana24,900 INR
Himachal Pradesh24,800 INR
Jammu & Kashmir26,300 INR
Jharkhand26,800 INR
Karnataka29,000 INR
Kerala26,000 INR
Lakshadweep21,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh30,300 INR
Maharashtra29,000 INR
Manipur24,600 INR
Meghalaya22,900 INR
Mizoram22,500 INR
Nagaland24,500 INR
Orissa26,800 INR
Pondicherry23,200 INR
Punjab25,200 INR
Rajasthan28,600 INR
Sikkim22,700 INR
Tamil Nadu27,700 INR
Tripura24,600 INR
Uttar Pradesh29,700 INR
Uttaranchal26,100 INR
West Bengal30,100 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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