Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
13,590 4.0 % $16.62 $34,580 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.01 $10.38 $13.31 $19.58 $27.91
Annual Wage (2) $18,740 $21,590 $27,690 $40,740 $58,050


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 3,800 1.21 $18.69 $38,870
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,570 1.11 $10.88 $22,630
Spectator Sports 1,790 1.28 $18.02 $37,470
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,610 5.35 $18.01 $37,470
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 650 0.42 $16.36 $34,030

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 1,610 5.35 $18.01 $37,470
Spectator Sports 1,790 1.28 $18.02 $37,470
Other Personal Services 3,800 1.21 $18.69 $38,870
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,570 1.11 $10.88 $22,630
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 650 0.42 $16.36 $34,030

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) $69.69 $144,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $22.23 $46,240
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $19.92 $41,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $19.70 $40,980


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 2,250 0.14 1.46 $19.13 $39,800
Florida 1,250 0.15 1.57 $19.04 $39,600
Texas 910 0.08 0.80 $15.61 $32,470
Illinois 820 0.14 1.44 $18.75 $39,000
New York 720 0.08 0.81 $19.39 $40,330




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)
Idaho 180 0.28 2.86 $8.80 $18,290
Kentucky 460 0.25 2.54 $17.76 $36,930
Hawaii 100 0.16 1.63 $13.23 $27,510
Florida 1,250 0.15 1.57 $19.04 $39,600
Washington 440 0.14 1.50 $18.02 $37,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 180 0.06 0.65 $21.02 $43,710
New York 720 0.08 0.81 $19.39 $40,330
California 2,250 0.14 1.46 $19.13 $39,800
Florida 1,250 0.15 1.57 $19.04 $39,600
New Hampshire 70 0.12 1.19 $18.88 $39,260





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.17 1.72 $20.78 $43,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.12 1.20 $18.24 $37,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.06 0.66 $19.49 $40,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 1.31 $16.35 $34,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.06 $18.75 $38,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.23 2.36 $13.75 $28,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.79 $21.51 $44,740
Lexington-Fayette, KY 230 0.86 8.85 $16.97 $35,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.82 $13.29 $27,640
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 1.73 $25.64 $53,340




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 90 0.89 9.21 $18.17 $37,790
Lexington-Fayette, KY 230 0.86 8.85 $16.97 $35,300
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.62 6.41 $14.00 $29,110
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 160 0.40 4.18 $19.70 $40,980
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.38 3.89 $15.02 $31,240
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 70 0.31 3.23 (8) (8)
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.27 2.78 $23.82 $49,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 0.26 2.70 $16.52 $34,350
Raleigh, NC 140 0.24 2.49 $11.08 $23,040
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 130 0.24 2.44 $14.14 $29,420




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 (8) (8) (8) $39.02 $81,170
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.30 $56,780
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 1.73 $25.64 $53,340
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 1.40 $24.10 $50,120
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.27 2.78 $23.82 $49,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 240 0.17 1.79 $21.51 $44,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.17 1.72 $20.78 $43,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.20 $42,010
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 140 0.21 2.22 $20.00 $41,610

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)
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.93 $12.45 $25,900
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.76 $12.83 $26,690

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 Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.93 $12.45 $25,900
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.76 $12.83 $26,690

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.98 $37,400
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,250
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.08 $27,200
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.76 $12.83 $26,690
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.93 $12.45 $25,900


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017