Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
10,080 4.9 % $14.94 $31,080 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.13 $9.48 $12.95 $18.05 $25.06
Annual Wage (2) $16,920 $19,710 $26,930 $37,540 $52,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Spectator Sports 2,250 $15.63 $32,520
Other Personal Services 2,140 $17.18 $35,740
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,950 $16.62 $34,570
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,930 $9.81 $20,400
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 210 $13.77 $28,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Amusement Parks and Arcades 90 $20.26 $42,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 $19.84 $41,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 $17.58 $36,560
Other Personal Services 2,140 $17.18 $35,740
Investigation and Security Services (8) $16.87 $35,080


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Delaware 90 $18.03 $37,500 0.208
Oklahoma 280 $11.36 $23,620 0.182
Hawaii 100 $12.12 $25,200 0.165
Kentucky 220 $16.55 $34,410 0.125
New York 1,050 $16.34 $33,980 0.123

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Delaware 90 $18.03 $37,500 0.208
Minnesota 70 $17.61 $36,630 0.027
Washington 170 $17.35 $36,080 0.063
Connecticut 160 $17.25 $35,890 0.099
Kentucky 220 $16.55 $34,410 0.125


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ocala, FL 190 $15.67 $32,600 2.000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 660 $15.90 $33,070 0.537
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL 40 $8.89 $18,480 0.537
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 30 $15.49 $32,210 0.340
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 $14.44 $30,050 0.213

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 $25.31 $52,640 0.086
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) $21.50 $44,730 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 $20.74 $43,140 0.116
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 $20.60 $42,860 0.038
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 $19.85 $41,300 0.096


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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