Animal Trainers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Animal Trainers in the United States is around $41820 per year.

How much do Animal Trainers make in the United States?

In the United States, Animal Trainers earn an average hourly wage of $20.11 and a mean annual wage of $41820.

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Animal Trainers earnings by experience

For Animal Trainers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $13 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $14.26 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $17.13, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $22.24. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $32.14 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Animal Trainers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $27050 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $29660 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $35620. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $46250, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $66850 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Animal Trainers

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Earnings for Junior-level Animal Trainers

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Earnings for Mid-level Animal Trainers

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Earnings for Senior-level Animal Trainers

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Earnings for Top-level Animal Trainers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)