Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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 6.4 % $15.58 $32,400 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.71 $12.39 $19.33 $27.48
Annual Wage (2) $17,650 $20,190 $25,770 $40,220 $57,160


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 3,160 1.12 $18.45 $38,380
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,100 1.03 $10.31 $21,450
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,450 5.17 $16.37 $34,060
Spectator Sports 1,320 0.97 $16.94 $35,240
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 370 0.25 $16.66 $34,660

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 1,450 5.17 $16.37 $34,060
Other Personal Services 3,160 1.12 $18.45 $38,380
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 3,100 1.03 $10.31 $21,450
Spectator Sports 1,320 0.97 $16.94 $35,240
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 370 0.25 $16.66 $34,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $22.26 $46,290
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $22.03 $45,830
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 $19.70 $40,970
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $19.55 $40,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $18.55 $38,590


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 1,490 0.10 1.19 $18.13 $37,700
Illinois 1,240 0.21 2.60 (8) (8)
Florida 1,050 0.14 1.66 $13.61 $28,320
Texas 790 0.07 0.85 $13.03 $27,110
New York 610 0.07 0.83 $20.85 $43,360




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 1,240 0.21 2.60 (8) (8)
Virginia 570 0.16 1.90 $15.04 $31,280
Kentucky 270 0.15 1.81 $13.52 $28,120
Florida 1,050 0.14 1.66 $13.61 $28,320
West Virginia 90 0.12 1.47 $15.31 $31,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 610 0.07 0.83 $20.85 $43,360
Delaware 40 0.10 1.26 $19.08 $39,690
Maryland 270 0.10 1.26 $18.14 $37,730
California 1,490 0.10 1.19 $18.13 $37,700
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.62 $17.71 $36,840





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 460 0.19 2.32 $16.35 $34,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 1.24 $21.48 $44,690
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.19 2.34 $22.07 $45,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.16 1.98 $20.78 $43,220
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.20 2.47 $10.94 $22,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.45 $20.40 $42,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 1.30 $15.62 $32,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.95 $10.52 $21,890
Ocala, FL 170 1.83 22.11 $14.13 $29,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 170 0.06 0.71 $11.45 $23,810




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 170 1.83 22.11 $14.13 $29,400
Yuba City, CA 30 0.84 10.12 $16.68 $34,690
Lexington-Fayette, KY 150 0.59 7.18 $11.33 $23,570
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 80 0.53 6.38 $16.07 $33,420
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 130 0.49 5.95 $14.57 $30,300
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.36 4.33 $11.66 $24,260
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 110 0.28 3.39 $16.33 $33,960
Wilmington, NC 30 0.22 2.67 $11.91 $24,760
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.22 2.62 $11.17 $23,240
Charleston, WV 30 0.22 2.65 $16.46 $34,240




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)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.19 2.33 $27.11 $56,390
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.16 1.88 $26.94 $56,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.19 2.34 $22.07 $45,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 1.24 $21.48 $44,690
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 1.23 $21.16 $44,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.16 1.98 $20.78 $43,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.45 $20.40 $42,430
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.24 $19.38 $40,300
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 80 0.09 1.04 $19.29 $40,120
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.61 $19.00 $39,510

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 6.82 (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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 6.82 (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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.97 $35,300
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.94 $24,830


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015