First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
SOC: 45-1011.08

Description:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
47,100 employed

Projected (2024):
43,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Animal Care Supervisor
  • Animal Caretaker Supervisor
  • Animal Maintenance Supervisor
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Artificial Breeding Ranch Supervisor
  • Barn Boss
  • Barn Manager
  • Beef Cattle Operations Manager
  • Breeder Complex Manager
  • Camp Boss
  • Camp Tender
  • Cattle Manager
  • Corral Boss
  • Dairy Farm Operations Manager
  • Dairy Farm Supervisor
  • Dairy Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Farrowing Manager
  • Feed Manager
  • Game Farm Supervisor
  • Game Preserve Manager
  • Gamekeeper
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Hatchery Supervisor
  • Head Animal Keeper
  • Herdsman
  • Horse Farm Manager
  • Kennel Manager
  • Kennel Staff Member
  • Kennel Supervisor
  • Laboratory Animal Facility Supervisor
  • Livestock Yard Supervisor
  • Menagerie Superintendent
  • Parlor Manager
  • Poultry Farm Supervisor
  • Poultry Hatchery Supervisor
  • Ramrod
  • Ranch Manager
  • Ranch Supervisor
  • Research Dairy Farm Supervisor
  • Research Kennel Supervisor
  • Sheep Operations Manager
  • Shelter Monitor
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Sow Farm Manager
  • Sow Manager
  • Stock Raiser
  • Stock Ranch Supervisor
  • Swine Farm Manager
  • Top Screw
  • Turkey Breeder Farm Manager
  • Wool Shearing Supervisor


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
  • Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
  • Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
  • Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
  • Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.
  • Direct and assist workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
  • Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed.
  • Establish work schedules and procedures.
  • Transport or arrange for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from work sites.
  • Plan budgets and arrange for purchase of animals, feed, or supplies.
  • Operate euthanasia equipment to destroy animals.
  • Recruit, hire, and pay workers.
  • Inseminate livestock artificially to produce desired offspring.
  • Investigate complaints of animal neglect or cruelty, and follow up on complaints appearing to require prosecution.
  • Monitor eggs and adjust incubator thermometers and gauges to facilitate hatching progress and to maintain specified conditions.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Animal injection syringes
  • Animal trailers
  • Animal vaccination syringes
  • Artificial insemination syringes
  • Automated feed batch mixers
  • Automatic watering devices
  • Balling guns
  • Blood drawing syringes
  • Castration equipment
  • Claw hammers
  • Clipping equipment
  • Cordless drills
  • Debeakers
  • Dehorners
  • Desktop computers
  • Digging spades
  • Dust and particulate respirators
  • Ear tagging equipment
  • Egg candlers
  • Egg grading machines
  • Egg washing machines
  • Electronic animal scales
  • Feed conveyors
  • Feed wagons
  • Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles
  • Fumigators
  • Grain trucks
  • Handheld spray guns
  • Hoof trimmers
  • Horse bridles
  • Horse saddles
  • Light pickup trucks
  • Long handle shovels
  • Milk separators
  • Milking equipment
  • Multipurpose tractors
  • Nail trimmers
  • Nebulizers
  • Personal computers
  • Post hole diggers
  • Poultry incubators
  • Shearing equipment
  • Snowplows
  • Tail dockers
  • Veterinary intravenous IV sets
  • Cattlesoft CattleMax
  • Data entry software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Lion Edge Technologies Ranch Manager software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Midwest MicroSystems Cow Sense
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Valley Agricultural Software DairyCOMP 305
  • Valley Agricultural Software Feed Watch


  • farming fishing and forestry


    industry stats

    SOC: 45-0000

    Total Employed: 454,230

    Average Annual Salary: $26,360