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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,610|
|25th Percentile Wage||$22,670|
|50th Percentile Wage||$28,880|
|75th Percentile Wage||$40,250|
|90th Percentile Wage||$56,000|
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 $56,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,610. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of animal trainers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-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 $44,280. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $22,470).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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 $18,400 to $40,070. The highest paying state for animal trainers is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $40,070. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $18,400. For more salary information of animal trainers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|South Carolina|| |
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|New Mexico|| |
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|Puerto Rico|| |