Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
6,990 7.4 % $12.65 $26,310 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.91 $8.14 $10.75 $15.25 $20.67
Annual Wage (2) $14,370 $16,940 $22,350 $31,720 $43,000

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 1,630 $15.32 $31,870 1 3
Support activities for animal production 1,480 $12.86 $26,750 2 6
Spectator sports 1,230 $12.63 $26,260 3 7
Other miscellaneous store retailers 680 $7.87 $16,370 4 14
Museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks 130 $10.71 $22,270 5 10

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 30 $16.04 $33,370 9 1
Amusement parks and arcades 120 $15.80 $32,870 6 2
Other personal services 1,630 $15.32 $31,870 1 3
Traveler accommodation (6) $14.66 $30,500 (6) 4
Other professional and technical services 40 $14.26 $29,650 8 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 110 $13.49 $28,050 0.018% 418
Delaware 60 $11.58 $24,080 0.015% 415
South Carolina 200 $11.86 $24,680 0.011% 473
Maryland 280 $11.48 $23,870 0.011% 585
Kentucky 180 $13.51 $28,110 0.010% 401

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 $19.61 $40,790 0.006% 225
Nevada (6) $17.26 $35,910 (6) 331
Washington 170 $16.93 $35,220 0.007% 436
Texas 460 $16.15 $33,590 0.005% 354
Missouri 120 $15.59 $32,430 0.005% 385

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 160 $10.99 $22,860 0.192%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 340 $13.27 $27,600 0.028%
Lexington, KY MSA 70 $14.59 $30,350 0.027%
Louisville, KY-IN MSA 90 $13.34 $27,740 0.017%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 60 $12.03 $25,020 0.015%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA (6) $18.12 $37,690 (6)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (6) $18.05 $37,550 (6)
Oakland, CA PMSA 60 $17.78 $36,970 0.006%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA (6) $17.61 $36,630 (6)
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 150 $16.30 $33,900 0.012%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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