The salary statistics of animal trainers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of animal trainers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The animal trainers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal trainers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal trainers is $57,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,650. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 223% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for animal trainers from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.20%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.
|Animal Trainers|| |
|Nonfarm Animal Caretakers|| |
The average salaries of animal trainers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for animal trainers occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $36,950. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $20,530).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only animal trainers 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 trainers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,830 to $41,480. The highest paying state for animal trainers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $41,480. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $18,830. For more salary information of animal trainers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |