Animal Breeders Salary Information

The salary statistics of animal breeders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of animal breeders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The animal breeders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Animal Breeders Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,730
25th Percentile Wage
$27,510
50th Percentile Wage
$35,690
75th Percentile Wage
$51,970
90th Percentile Wage
$73,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal breeders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal breeders is $73,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,730. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 221% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of animal breeders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,690-10.34%4.03%
201539,380-1.57%-
201440,0005.12%-
201337,9509.75%-
201234,250--

Table 2. Animal Breeders Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of animal breeders in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for animal breeders occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $44,760. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $30,110).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$44,760
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,110

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Animal Breeders by States

From the above tables we note that not only animal breeders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of animal breeders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,270 to $61,090. The highest paying state for animal breeders is Washington with a median annual salary of $61,090. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $28,270. For more salary information of animal breeders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$61,090
New York
$50,610
Wisconsin
$37,680
Kentucky
$36,210
Texas
$33,860
California
$32,720
Iowa
$29,930
Michigan
$28,630
Indiana
$28,270


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