Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-2011 Animal Trainers

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,720 4.0 % $16.15 $33,600 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $9.92 $12.80 $19.24 $27.49
Annual Wage (2) $18,160 $20,640 $26,610 $40,010 $57,170


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,310 1.07 $10.56 $21,960
Other Personal Services 2,870 0.96 $18.47 $38,410
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,710 5.78 $18.12 $37,690
Spectator Sports 1,490 1.07 $16.93 $35,210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 480 0.31 $16.78 $34,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,710 5.78 $18.12 $37,690
Spectator Sports 1,490 1.07 $16.93 $35,210
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,310 1.07 $10.56 $21,960
Other Personal Services 2,870 0.96 $18.47 $38,410
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 480 0.31 $16.78 $34,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $67.28 $139,950
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $23.40 $48,670
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $22.40 $46,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $22.38 $46,550
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $20.56 $42,760


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,660 0.11 1.26 $18.13 $37,720
Florida 1,130 0.14 1.68 $17.97 $37,370
Illinois 960 0.16 1.92 $17.90 $37,240
Texas 760 0.07 0.78 $16.62 $34,570
New York 650 0.07 0.85 $20.12 $41,840



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 400 0.22 2.57 $14.49 $30,130
Illinois 960 0.16 1.92 $17.90 $37,240
Florida 1,130 0.14 1.68 $17.97 $37,370
Virginia 470 0.13 1.50 $15.46 $32,160
Hawaii 80 0.13 1.49 $12.64 $26,300



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 160 0.06 0.68 $20.80 $43,260
New York 650 0.07 0.85 $20.12 $41,840
California 1,660 0.11 1.26 $18.13 $37,720
Florida 1,130 0.14 1.68 $17.97 $37,370
Illinois 960 0.16 1.92 $17.90 $37,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 1.89 $18.81 $39,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.12 1.40 $21.06 $43,800
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.59 $20.42 $42,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 1.47 $16.74 $34,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.27 $21.49 $44,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 1.69 $16.15 $33,590
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 1.93 $22.12 $46,010
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 0.75 8.84 $13.50 $28,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.15 1.76 $12.44 $25,870
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 2.30 $20.13 $41,870



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 130 1.39 16.35 $14.37 $29,900
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.32 15.51 $15.04 $31,280
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 0.75 8.84 $13.50 $28,080
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 110 0.52 6.17 $14.77 $30,730
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 150 0.37 4.33 $15.98 $33,230
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 3.76 $38.50 $80,080
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 30 0.27 3.21 $17.12 $35,610
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 60 0.21 2.49 $13.67 $28,430
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 2.30 $20.13 $41,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.27 $21.49 $44,690



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.32 3.76 $38.50 $80,080
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.18 2.07 $28.17 $58,590
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.10 1.16 $25.96 $53,990
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.16 1.93 $22.12 $46,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 2.27 $21.49 $44,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.12 1.40 $21.06 $43,800
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.10 1.16 $20.72 $43,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 0.80 $20.51 $42,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.59 $20.42 $42,470
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.61 $20.27 $42,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.79 $13.20 $27,460
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.57 $19.88 $41,350
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 5.40 $12.52 $26,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 5.40 $12.52 $26,040
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.57 $19.88 $41,350
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.79 $13.20 $27,460

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.57 $19.88 $41,350
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.79 $13.20 $27,460
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 5.40 $12.52 $26,040
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.11 $21,040


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016