Zootechnician technician - Salary and Career
Livestock technicians

Zootechnician technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They work in the most diverse areas of animal husbandry and management, promoting measures of prophylaxis, health, feeding and reproduction. They manage rural businesses and promote the marketing of products and animals. They study and apply biological and zootechnical principles to experiment, test, develop and improve methods of producing animal life, including useful insects.

How much does an Zootechnician technician earn

A Zootechnician technician earns between $1.367 and $8.516 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.278 and a median salary of $2.500 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 309 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Zootechnician technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.278 39.338 820 15
1º Quartile 1.367 16.405 342 6
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 12
3º Quartile 6.495 77.940 1.624 31
Higher Salary 8.516 102.197 2.129 40


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • animal health science technicians
        • livestock technicians

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Main workplaces

Livestock technicians they work in livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, research and development laboratories and in food manufacturing industries. They are salaried professionals, with a formal contract, they are organized in a work team, under the supervision of professionals with higher education. They operate indoors or outdoors, during daytime hours. In some of the activities carried out, they are exposed to high and low temperatures and toxic materials.


What does it take to work in the field of Livestock technicians

The exercise of this occupation requires a technical course in livestock or zootechnics (medium level). The full performance of activities occurs after one year of experience.


Functions and activities of Zootechnician technician

Livestock technicians must:

  • conduct reproductive management;
  • cultivate forage and grain;
  • perform zootechnical and sanitary control;
  • grow forages and grains;
  • processing animal products;
  • promote zootechnical management;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • prepare feed;
  • manage rural properties;
  • grow forage and grain;
  • perform laboratory analysis;
  • process animal products;
  • cultivate forages and grains;
  • prepare food;
  • process products of animal origin;
  • participate in research projects;

  • Activities

    • trade agricultural products;
    • interpret results;
    • care for newborns;
    • revert sex (fish);
    • castrate animals;
    • manufacturing dairy products;
    • set budget;
    • control parasites (worms, ticks, worms, etc.);
    • fertilize soil;
    • collect semen;
    • provide weed control;
    • disclose products;
    • diagnose pregnancy;
    • collect materials for analysis;
    • develop projects;
    • provoke spawning;
    • work in the community;
    • operate computer;
    • incubate eggs;
    • adjust production to demand;
    • separate animals into categories and breeds;
    • evaluate project results;
    • sexing animals;
    • inspect project execution;
    • prepare semen;
    • formulate rations;
    • distribute tasks;
    • assist in surgeries;
    • remove shrimp eye stalk;
    • provide conservation and storage;
    • cure wounds;
    • wean animals;
    • choose feed ingredients;
    • remediate soil;
    • collect spawn;
    • sort products;
    • detect pests and diseases;
    • check quality of ingredients;
    • prepare samples;
    • monitor embryonic development (ovoscopy, ultrasound, etc.);
    • shear animals;
    • evaluate diseases and infestations of animals and pastures;
    • dehorn animals;
    • prepare reagents;
    • supervise execution of services;
    • get vaccinated;
    • inseminate animals;
    • separate animals for slaughter;
    • rotate pastures;
    • create control sheets;
    • inspect raw material;
    • determine needs of each animal;
    • manufacturing sausages;
    • plan breeding season;
    • select animals for breeding;
    • fill in control sheets (type and or write);
    • prescribe packaging;
    • place larvae in brackish water (shrimp);
    • vaccinate animals;
    • tanning hides and fur;
    • drop birds;
    • quantify productivity;
    • monitor deliveries;
    • plant seedlings and seeds;
    • rotate crops;
    • cut teeth and tails;
    • develop operations schedule;
    • demarcate land;
    • work as a team;
    • recruit labor;
    • design rural facilities;
    • collect data;
    • operate equipment;
    • participate in meetings and congresses;
    • provide equipment maintenance;
    • casquear animals;
    • weigh animals;
    • demarcate contour lines;
    • train animals;
    • give medication;
    • write reports;
    • organize pharmacy and warehouse;
    • deliver classes and courses;
    • store forage and grain (silage and hay);
    • estimate execution feasibility;
    • grow plankton (phyto and zoo);
    • observe the health status of the animals;
    • assist in embryo transfer;
    • disinfect facilities;
    • peak birds;
    • store semen;
    • train labor;
    • choose varieties, seedlings and seeds;
    • control finances;
    • read samples;
    • gather work equipment;
    • disclose results;
    • adapt facilities to the project;
    • update yourself;
    • scaling squad;
    • collect fish larvae;
    • ensure the conservation of the environment;
    • feed animals (concentrate and roughage);
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • advise assistants and interns;
    • smoking meat and fish;
    • prepare feed;
    • identify animals (iron, tattoo, earring, chip, etc.);
    • adopt safety and biosecurity measures;
    • adapt the environment to the species and vice versa;
    • provide technical assistance;
    • measure animals (biometrics);
    • describe topography;


    Sectors that hire Zootechnician technician the most in the job market

    • breeding cattle for beef
    • manufacture of animal feed
    • slaughter of birds
    • other teaching activities
    • animal artificial insemination service
    • breeding chickens for broilers
    • breeding cattle for milk
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • soybean growing
    • agricultural raw materials wholesale




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