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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
16,530 5.9 % $17.43 $36,240 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $11.60 $14.63 $20.23 $28.42
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $24,120 $30,430 $42,080 $59,110


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 5,700 1.60 $17.35 $36,080
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,430 0.95 $12.51 $26,010
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.36 $21.79 $45,330
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,790 5.77 $21.01 $43,700
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 850 0.50 $18.09 $37,630

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 1,790 5.77 $21.01 $43,700
Other Personal Services 5,700 1.60 $17.35 $36,080
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.36 $21.79 $45,330
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,430 0.95 $12.51 $26,010
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 850 0.50 $18.09 $37,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $27.70 $57,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $23.14 $48,140
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 90 0.01 $22.80 $47,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $22.01 $45,780
Spectator Sports 2,000 1.36 $21.79 $45,330


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 1,980 0.11 1.01 $20.69 $43,030
Florida 1,590 0.18 1.61 $16.36 $34,030
New York 1,300 0.14 1.21 $20.26 $42,150
Texas 1,190 0.10 0.85 $14.97 $31,140
Illinois 810 0.13 1.20 $16.32 $33,940




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 490 0.26 2.27 $27.26 $56,710
Arizona 660 0.23 2.04 $16.34 $33,990
Connecticut 330 0.20 1.77 $18.61 $38,710
South Carolina 370 0.18 1.56 $17.74 $36,900
New Hampshire 120 0.18 1.56 $16.73 $34,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 490 0.26 2.27 $27.26 $56,710
Iowa 90 0.06 0.51 $26.07 $54,230
Washington 240 0.07 0.64 $20.98 $43,650
California 1,980 0.11 1.01 $20.69 $43,030
New York 1,300 0.14 1.21 $20.26 $42,150





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 1.24 $20.13 $41,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 680 0.15 1.29 $16.07 $33,420
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.21 1.85 $20.34 $42,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.70 $24.08 $50,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 460 0.12 1.11 $15.90 $33,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 400 0.27 2.40 $22.66 $47,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 350 0.13 1.12 $13.47 $28,010
Raleigh, NC 320 0.50 4.44 $14.54 $30,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.11 1.01 $19.41 $40,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 0.88 $19.97 $41,540




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 180 0.67 5.93 $20.61 $42,870
Raleigh, NC 320 0.50 4.44 $14.54 $30,250
Topeka, KS 50 0.45 4.03 $10.15 $21,110
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 210 0.38 3.33 $13.35 $27,770
Santa Rosa, CA 70 0.34 3.00 $18.00 $37,450
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 230 0.34 3.06 (8) (8)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.29 2.61 $16.54 $34,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 400 0.27 2.40 $22.66 $47,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.26 2.30 $18.77 $39,040
Appleton, WI 30 0.25 2.21 $16.88 $35,120




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.08 0.70 $24.08 $50,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 400 0.27 2.40 $22.66 $47,130
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 50 0.08 0.75 $22.54 $46,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.68 $21.83 $45,410
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 240 0.12 1.08 $21.64 $45,010
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 0.96 $21.47 $44,660
Columbus, OH 110 0.10 0.89 $20.89 $43,460
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,220
Lexington-Fayette, KY 180 0.67 5.93 $20.61 $42,870
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.39 $42,420

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.03 (8) (8)
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.86 $18.10 $37,640
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.99 $17.28 $35,940

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 70 0.55 4.86 $18.10 $37,640
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.03 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.99 $17.28 $35,940

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.36 $61,060
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.86 $18.10 $37,640
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.99 $17.28 $35,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $29,050
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.07 $25,110


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020