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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

45-2021 Animal Breeders

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree. Excludes "Animal Scientists" (19-1011) whose primary function is research and "Animal Caretakers" (39-2021) who may occasionally breed animals as part of their other caretaking duties.


National estimates for Animal Breeders
Industry profile for Animal Breeders
Geographic profile for Animal Breeders

National estimates for Animal Breeders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Animal Breeders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
920 12.7 % $ 21.12 $ 43,930 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Breeders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.57 $ 14.66 $ 19.60 $ 26.22 $ 31.10
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,060 $ 30,500 $ 40,770 $ 54,530 $ 64,680


Industry profile for Animal Breeders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Animal Breeders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 540 1.71 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 70 0.01 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Other Personal Services 30 0.01 $ 21.66 $ 45,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Animal Breeders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 540 1.71 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 70 0.01 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Other Personal Services 30 0.01 $ 21.66 $ 45,060

Top paying industries for Animal Breeders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 70 0.01 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Support Activities for Animal Production 540 1.71 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Other Personal Services 30 0.01 $ 21.66 $ 45,060


Geographic profile for Animal Breeders:

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





States with the highest employment level in Animal Breeders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 3.06 $ 27.84 $ 57,900
Texas 110 0.01 1.36 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
California 110 0.01 1.00 $ 19.93 $ 41,450
New York 60 0.01 1.11 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Kentucky 60 0.03 5.26 $ 15.96 $ 33,190




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 30 0.04 6.80 $ 25.96 $ 53,990
Kentucky 60 0.03 5.26 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 3.06 $ 27.84 $ 57,900
Wisconsin 40 0.02 2.50 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
Texas 110 0.01 1.36 $ 17.26 $ 35,910




Top paying states for Animal Breeders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 110 0.02 3.06 $ 27.84 $ 57,900
Idaho 30 0.04 6.80 $ 25.96 $ 53,990
New York 60 0.01 1.11 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
California 110 0.01 1.00 $ 19.93 $ 41,450
Wisconsin 40 0.02 2.50 $ 19.29 $ 40,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Animal Breeders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.23 35.26 $ 16.04 $ 33,360




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.23 35.26 $ 16.04 $ 33,360




Top paying metropolitan areas for Animal Breeders:

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 (8) (8) (8) $ 21.20 $ 44,110
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.23 35.26 $ 16.04 $ 33,360


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.

(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