Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
11,170 6.6 % $14.59 $30,340 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.55 $12.15 $17.58 $23.96
Annual Wage (2) $17,580 $19,860 $25,270 $36,560 $49,840


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 Personal Services 2,840 1.13 $15.96 $33,200
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,710 0.96 $9.86 $20,520
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,510 5.50 $16.33 $33,970
Spectator Sports 1,450 1.11 $17.06 $35,490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 230 0.01 $15.37 $31,970

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 1,510 5.50 $16.33 $33,970
Other Personal Services 2,840 1.13 $15.96 $33,200
Spectator Sports 1,450 1.11 $17.06 $35,490
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,710 0.96 $9.86 $20,520
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.23 $26.41 $54,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.23 $26.41 $54,930
Individual and Family Services 110 0.01 $18.86 $39,230
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 200 0.03 $18.76 $39,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $17.61 $36,640
Spectator Sports 1,450 1.11 $17.06 $35,490


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 1,480 0.10 1.21 $18.48 $38,430
Illinois 1,340 0.24 2.78 $11.91 $24,770
Texas 710 0.07 0.78 $11.56 $24,050
Virginia 650 0.18 2.11 $14.74 $30,660
Florida 630 0.09 1.00 $15.58 $32,400




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 1,340 0.24 2.78 $11.91 $24,770
Virginia 650 0.18 2.11 $14.74 $30,660
Nevada 180 0.16 1.84 $12.11 $25,190
Maryland 340 0.13 1.56 $16.58 $34,490
West Virginia 80 0.12 1.38 $14.76 $30,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 50 0.12 1.40 $19.65 $40,870
California 1,480 0.10 1.21 $18.48 $38,430
Oregon 90 0.06 0.68 $18.47 $38,410
Kansas 40 0.03 0.37 $17.80 $37,020
New York 580 0.07 0.79 $17.14 $35,650





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 2.62 $15.14 $31,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 1.21 $23.65 $49,200
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 3.30 $14.71 $30,600
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.19 2.21 $17.67 $36,750
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 1.98 $16.03 $33,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.38 $18.95 $39,410
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 1.04 $13.46 $27,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 1.87 $26.30 $54,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 1.25 $15.47 $32,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 150 0.09 1.02 $10.49 $21,820




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 70 0.84 9.81 $19.81 $41,210
Wheeling, WV-OH 50 0.72 8.39 $16.12 $33,530
Reno-Sparks, NV 130 0.67 7.80 $13.01 $27,070
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 80 0.52 6.04 $15.74 $32,730
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.34 3.93 $15.10 $31,400
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.28 3.25 $19.37 $40,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.28 3.25 $13.31 $27,680
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 3.30 $14.71 $30,600
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 60 0.26 3.03 $15.61 $32,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 2.62 $15.14 $31,490




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 160 0.16 1.87 $26.30 $54,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 1.21 $23.65 $49,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.35 $23.61 $49,120
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.17 1.93 $21.97 $45,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.04 0.43 $20.06 $41,720
Ocala, FL 70 0.84 9.81 $19.81 $41,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 0.89 $19.42 $40,390
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.28 3.25 $19.37 $40,280
Rochester, NY 80 0.16 1.86 $19.03 $39,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.38 $18.95 $39,410


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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