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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
15,840 3.4 % $ 18.38 $ 38,230 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Trainers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.13 $ 13.51 $ 15.04 $ 21.46 $ 28.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,160 $ 28,110 $ 31,280 $ 44,630 $ 58,790


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 5,580 1.88 $ 20.22 $ 42,070
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,760 1.01 $ 13.89 $ 28,890
Spectator Sports 2,190 1.92 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,930 6.13 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 360 0.27 $ 19.32 $ 40,190

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 1,930 6.13 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Spectator Sports 2,190 1.92 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Other Personal Services 5,580 1.88 $ 20.22 $ 42,070
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,760 1.01 $ 13.89 $ 28,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 360 0.27 $ 19.32 $ 40,190

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) $ 23.01 $ 47,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 22.24 $ 46,270
Gambling Industries 40 0.02 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $ 21.31 $ 44,330
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.09 $ 20.54 $ 42,730


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.



Map of employment of animal trainers by state, May 2021


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)
Florida 1,760 0.20 1.82 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
California 1,550 0.09 0.84 $ 20.14 $ 41,890
Texas 1,330 0.11 0.97 $ 15.75 $ 32,750
Illinois 850 0.15 1.34 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
New York 770 0.09 0.79 $ 32.43 $ 67,440


Map of location quotient of animal trainers by state, May 2021


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 590 0.32 2.87 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Delaware 100 0.22 1.99 $ 19.67 $ 40,920
Arkansas 250 0.21 1.85 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Florida 1,760 0.20 1.82 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
Maine 120 0.20 1.74 $ 17.55 $ 36,500


Map of annual mean wages of animal trainers by state, May 2021


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 0.79 $ 32.43 $ 67,440
Kansas 130 0.09 0.84 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
Alaska 60 0.19 1.70 $ 22.19 $ 46,160
New Jersey 370 0.10 0.86 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
California 1,550 0.09 0.84 $ 20.14 $ 41,890



Map of employment of animal trainers by area, May 2021


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 0.82 $ 32.24 $ 67,060
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 650 0.15 1.37 $ 16.68 $ 34,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 570 0.23 2.08 $ 21.71 $ 45,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 480 0.13 1.20 $ 16.76 $ 34,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 420 0.07 0.65 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 380 0.18 1.61 $ 15.87 $ 33,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 350 0.13 1.17 $ 18.21 $ 37,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 330 0.13 1.13 $ 15.90 $ 33,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 320 0.11 0.97 $ 15.11 $ 31,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 1.15 $ 24.36 $ 50,660


Map of location quotient of animal trainers by area, May 2021


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)
Hot Springs, AR 70 1.81 16.14 $ 19.16 $ 39,850
Ocala, FL 120 1.10 9.75 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Lexington-Fayette, KY 250 0.98 8.72 $ 19.71 $ 41,000
Dover, DE 30 0.48 4.28 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
Bellingham, WA 40 0.45 4.04 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 30 0.40 3.55 $ 13.79 $ 28,680
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 250 0.40 3.53 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 50 0.39 3.49 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Jacksonville, FL 190 0.28 2.46 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 30 0.26 2.28 $ 16.76 $ 34,860


Map of annual mean wages of animal trainers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 800 0.09 0.82 $ 32.24 $ 67,060
Ocala, FL 120 1.10 9.75 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.13 1.15 $ 24.36 $ 50,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 0.82 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 0.89 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 1.27 $ 22.41 $ 46,610
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 1.77 $ 22.24 $ 46,270
Modesto, CA 30 0.17 1.49 $ 21.92 $ 45,590
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 570 0.23 2.08 $ 21.71 $ 45,150
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.19 1.72 $ 21.38 $ 44,480

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.73 $ 16.36 $ 34,020
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.36 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.87 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.69 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.18 $ 18.26 $ 37,980

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.18 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.73 $ 16.36 $ 34,020
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.69 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.87 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.36 $ 16.93 $ 35,220

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 Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.69 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 4.18 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.36 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.87 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.73 $ 16.36 $ 34,020


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022