Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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
Geographic 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)
10,530 6.7 % $14.67 $30,510 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.41 $12.49 $17.70 $24.09
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $19,580 $25,980 $36,810 $50,100


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,590 0.94 $9.69 $20,150
Other Personal Services 2,390 0.98 $16.98 $35,320
Spectator Sports 1,650 1.30 $16.18 $33,650
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,590 5.91 $16.03 $33,330
Other Schools and Instruction 190 0.06 $13.55 $28,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,590 5.91 $16.03 $33,330
Spectator Sports 1,650 1.30 $16.18 $33,650
Other Personal Services 2,390 0.98 $16.98 $35,320
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,590 0.94 $9.69 $20,150
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.21 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 30 0.01 $45.01 $93,630
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 190 0.03 $18.11 $37,660
Gambling Industries 50 0.04 $17.72 $36,860
Individual and Family Services 110 0.01 $17.22 $35,820
Other Personal Services 2,390 0.98 $16.98 $35,320


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,380 0.10 1.20 $18.48 $38,440
Illinois 1,160 0.21 2.54 $12.85 $26,730
Texas 650 0.06 0.77 $12.06 $25,080
Florida 650 0.09 1.10 $16.51 $34,340
New York 520 0.06 0.74 $16.73 $34,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,160 0.21 2.54 $12.85 $26,730
Nevada 190 0.17 2.04 $12.18 $25,330
Delaware 70 0.17 2.11 $19.35 $40,240
Virginia 460 0.13 1.58 $14.35 $29,840
Montana 50 0.13 1.53 $11.48 $23,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 70 0.17 2.11 $19.35 $40,240
Minnesota 190 0.07 0.90 $19.29 $40,130
California 1,380 0.10 1.20 $18.48 $38,440
Maine 60 0.10 1.27 $18.46 $38,400
Washington (8) (8) (8) $17.89 $37,210





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.97 $25.06 $52,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.45 $14.70 $30,580
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.25 3.04 $16.64 $34,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.20 2.43 $17.49 $36,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.25 $12.47 $25,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.91 $11.81 $24,560
Columbus, OH 150 0.17 2.04 $15.09 $31,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.87 $28.63 $59,550
Reno-Sparks, NV 150 0.77 9.38 $12.75 $26,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.02 $21.38 $44,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 80 0.96 11.64 $20.17 $41,950
Wheeling, WV-OH 50 0.80 9.78 $15.95 $33,180
Reno-Sparks, NV 150 0.77 9.38 $12.75 $26,520
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.35 4.24 $15.53 $32,300
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.27 3.23 $18.32 $38,100
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.26 3.13 $12.35 $25,680
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.25 3.04 $16.64 $34,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.20 2.43 $17.49 $36,380
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.20 2.43 $14.82 $30,820
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.18 2.20 $21.43 $44,580




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.87 $28.63 $59,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.97 $25.06 $52,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.62 $47,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 1.54 $22.34 $46,460
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.18 2.20 $21.43 $44,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.02 $21.38 $44,470
Ocala, FL 80 0.96 11.64 $20.17 $41,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.04 0.44 $19.20 $39,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.75 $19.10 $39,720
Bangor, ME (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.58 $10.75 $22,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 1.14 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.58 $10.75 $22,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 1.14 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.44 $27,960
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.12 $27,290
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 1.58 $10.75 $22,370


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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