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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-2011 Animal Trainers

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for 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 Animal Trainers
Industry profile for Animal Trainers
Geographic profile for Animal Trainers

National estimates for Animal Trainers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Animal Trainers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,880 5.7 % $ 18.25 $ 37,950 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Trainers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.36 $ 12.09 $ 15.16 $ 20.85 $ 29.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,550 $ 25,160 $ 31,520 $ 43,370 $ 62,040


Industry profile for Animal Trainers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Animal Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 4,790 1.62 $ 18.97 $ 39,460
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,970 0.89 $ 13.32 $ 27,710
Spectator Sports 1,810 1.65 $ 21.47 $ 44,670
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,780 5.60 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 750 0.52 $ 19.34 $ 40,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Animal Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,780 5.60 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
Spectator Sports 1,810 1.65 $ 21.47 $ 44,670
Other Personal Services 4,790 1.62 $ 18.97 $ 39,460
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,970 0.89 $ 13.32 $ 27,710
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 750 0.52 $ 19.34 $ 40,240

Top paying industries for Animal Trainers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $ 29.96 $ 62,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
Social Advocacy Organizations 400 0.18 $ 21.52 $ 44,750
Spectator Sports 1,810 1.65 $ 21.47 $ 44,670


Geographic profile for Animal Trainers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Animal Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,860 0.11 1.06 $ 21.92 $ 45,590
Florida 1,350 0.16 1.49 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Texas 950 0.08 0.73 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
Illinois 910 0.16 1.51 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
New York 770 0.09 0.82 $ 28.83 $ 59,970




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 450 0.25 2.34 $ 24.96 $ 51,930
South Carolina 400 0.20 1.85 $ 17.84 $ 37,110
Maryland 470 0.19 1.74 $ 16.53 $ 34,390
Connecticut 270 0.17 1.64 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Louisiana 300 0.17 1.57 $ 14.47 $ 30,110




Top paying states for Animal Trainers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 770 0.09 0.82 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
Kentucky 450 0.25 2.34 $ 24.96 $ 51,930
California 1,860 0.11 1.06 $ 21.92 $ 45,590
Washington 230 0.07 0.68 $ 21.05 $ 43,790
Maine 40 0.08 0.71 $ 19.85 $ 41,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Animal Trainers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 800 0.09 0.85 $ 27.59 $ 57,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 490 0.35 3.27 $ 21.91 $ 45,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 420 0.17 1.57 $ 23.85 $ 49,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.07 0.63 $ 26.27 $ 54,640
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 310 0.24 2.25 $ 15.30 $ 31,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 300 0.08 0.79 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 1.03 $ 12.20 $ 25,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.14 1.34 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.08 0.78 $ 15.55 $ 32,350
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 230 0.24 2.24 $ 19.99 $ 41,570




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Trainers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 110 1.11 10.38 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Lexington-Fayette, KY 180 0.70 6.59 $ 20.41 $ 42,460
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 220 0.43 4.00 $ 13.85 $ 28,810
Salem, OR 60 0.38 3.53 $ 14.08 $ 29,280
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 220 0.37 3.42 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.35 3.29 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 490 0.35 3.27 $ 21.91 $ 45,580
Modesto, CA 60 0.33 3.06 $ 21.49 $ 44,710
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 50 0.31 2.90 $ 13.96 $ 29,040
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.31 2.86 $ 21.21 $ 44,120




Top paying metropolitan areas for Animal Trainers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 220 0.37 3.42 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 800 0.09 0.85 $ 27.59 $ 57,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.07 0.63 $ 26.27 $ 54,640
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.06 0.55 $ 25.73 $ 53,520
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $ 24.95 $ 51,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.47 $ 24.94 $ 51,870
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 60 0.12 1.09 $ 24.49 $ 50,940
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 420 0.17 1.57 $ 23.85 $ 49,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.84 $ 23.31 $ 48,480
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 23.13 $ 48,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Animal Trainers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.35 $ 20.89 $ 43,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Trainers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.35 $ 20.89 $ 43,450

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Animal Trainers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 25.92 $ 53,920
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.35 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 17.55 $ 36,510


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021