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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th 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 $58,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,740. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 209% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of animal trainers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of animal trainers in 11 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 trainers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $44,840. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $21,800).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Educational 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 $19,990 to $44,660. The highest paying state for animal trainers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $44,660. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $19,990. For more salary information of animal trainers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |