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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
14,830 5.9 % $16.95 $35,260 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.74 $11.21 $14.08 $19.57 $26.81
Annual Wage (2) $20,270 $23,310 $29,290 $40,710 $55,760


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 Personal Services 5,210 1.53 $17.67 $36,750
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,070 0.89 $11.80 $24,540
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.34 $21.43 $44,570
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,460 4.76 $18.79 $39,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 820 0.49 $16.56 $34,430

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 1,460 4.76 $18.79 $39,090
Other Personal Services 5,210 1.53 $17.67 $36,750
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.34 $21.43 $44,570
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,070 0.89 $11.80 $24,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 820 0.49 $16.56 $34,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $23.43 $48,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $21.54 $44,810
Spectator Sports 1,930 1.34 $21.43 $44,570
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,460 4.76 $18.79 $39,090
Social Advocacy Organizations 330 0.15 $18.12 $37,690


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 2,230 0.13 1.28 $20.00 $41,600
Florida 1,430 0.17 1.62 $15.49 $32,210
New York 1,330 0.14 1.38 $17.60 $36,610
Texas 1,100 0.09 0.88 $13.96 $29,040
North Carolina 550 0.13 1.23 $13.22 $27,500




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)
Kansas 360 0.26 2.54 $13.49 $28,050
Kentucky 480 0.25 2.46 $29.16 $60,660
West Virginia 120 0.17 1.64 $16.40 $34,100
Florida 1,430 0.17 1.62 $15.49 $32,210
South Carolina 310 0.15 1.46 $17.61 $36,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 70 0.04 0.43 $34.69 $72,160
Kentucky 480 0.25 2.46 $29.16 $60,660
Illinois 420 0.07 0.69 $22.19 $46,150
Washington 280 0.09 0.85 $20.14 $41,880
California 2,230 0.13 1.28 $20.00 $41,600





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,340 0.14 1.37 $17.41 $36,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 1.26 $21.03 $43,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 1.11 $14.80 $30,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.14 1.38 $15.56 $32,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 330 0.14 1.34 $22.78 $47,380
Raleigh, NC 320 0.51 4.97 $13.74 $28,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.11 1.08 $18.41 $38,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 0.64 $24.05 $50,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 280 0.11 1.03 $15.55 $32,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.09 0.89 $16.33 $33,960




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 150 1.41 13.80 $16.54 $34,410
Panama City, FL 50 0.57 5.60 $14.24 $29,620
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.52 5.05 $14.72 $30,620
Raleigh, NC 320 0.51 4.97 $13.74 $28,580
Santa Rosa, CA 100 0.49 4.77 $20.24 $42,090
Topeka, KS 40 0.40 3.86 $9.71 $20,190
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 210 0.33 3.20 (8) (8)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 0.26 2.50 $15.75 $32,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.24 2.39 $18.26 $37,970
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.21 2.04 $14.21 $29,560




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)
Dubuque, IA (8) (8) (8) $52.05 $108,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.07 0.64 $24.05 $50,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 330 0.14 1.34 $22.78 $47,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 0.76 $21.23 $44,150
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $21.15 $43,990
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 1.26 $21.03 $43,750
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $20.92 $43,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $20.80 $43,270
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.16 1.55 $20.66 $42,980

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 0.22 2.12 $17.15 $35,670
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.89 $15.94 $33,160
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.09 $15.95 $33,180

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)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.89 $15.94 $33,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.12 $17.15 $35,670
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.09 $15.95 $33,180

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.78 $41,140
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.12 $17.15 $35,670
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.09 $15.95 $33,180
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.89 $15.94 $33,160
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.60 $28,290


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019