Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

39-2011 Animal Trainers

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,780 6.7 % $13.08 $27,210 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.87 $8.21 $11.03 $15.96 $21.65
Annual Wage (2) $14,290 $17,080 $22,950 $33,200 $45,040

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other personal services 1,760 $14.83 $30,850 1 3
Support activities for animal production 1,660 $13.63 $28,340 2 4
Spectator sports 1,100 $13.21 $27,490 3 5
Other miscellaneous store retailers 490 $7.79 $16,200 4 11
Other amusement and recreation industries 290 $12.17 $25,310 5 7

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other schools and instruction 60 $19.03 $39,590 8 1
State government (OES designation) 30 $15.86 $32,990 9 2
Other personal services 1,760 $14.83 $30,850 1 3
Support activities for animal production 1,660 $13.63 $28,340 2 4
Spectator sports 1,100 $13.21 $27,490 3 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Hampshire 80 $13.50 $28,070 0.013% 377
Kentucky 230 $12.71 $26,440 0.013% 385
Delaware 40 $12.14 $25,250 0.010% 383
Oklahoma 130 $12.33 $25,650 0.009% 415
New Jersey 360 $14.00 $29,120 0.009% 494

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Rhode Island 30 $22.44 $46,680 0.006% 153
Washington (6) $18.21 $37,870 (6) 349
Illinois (6) $17.11 $35,580 (6) 349
Texas 440 $15.88 $33,030 0.005% 321
Nevada (6) $15.83 $32,920 (6) 335

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Ocala, FL MSA 150 $11.35 $23,610 0.180%
Lexington, KY MSA 90 $13.78 $28,660 0.035%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 110 $11.83 $24,610 0.028%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 230 $12.72 $26,450 0.019%
Louisville, KY-IN MSA 100 $12.60 $26,200 0.019%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 30 $22.44 $46,680 0.006%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (6) $19.66 $40,900 (6)
Chicago, IL PMSA (6) $17.42 $36,240 (6)
Newark, NJ PMSA 100 $15.93 $33,140 0.010%
New York, NY PMSA (6) $15.55 $32,350 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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