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Pet Shop Assistant

Pet shop assistant with a dog looking at feeding bowls

Pet shop assistants sell animals, such as hamsters and guinea pigs, as well as fish, birds, rabbits, reptiles and insects. They also sell pet food, accessories and bedding.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

Supervisors or assistant managers may earn around £22,000 a year. Managers may earn around £25,000 to £30,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5803
10.8 %
RISE
2029
6427
  United Kingdom
2024
77619
8.3 %
RISE
2029
84074

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Video

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