Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
10,610 5.0 % $14.92 $31,030 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.65 $12.17 $17.99 $25.22
Annual Wage (2) $17,570 $20,070 $25,320 $37,420 $52,460


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 3,040 1.14 $16.84 $35,030
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,790 0.97 $10.00 $20,810
Support Activities for Animal Production 1,440 5.18 $16.37 $34,050
Spectator Sports 1,350 1.01 $16.53 $34,390
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 260 0.02 $17.05 $35,470

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 1,440 5.18 $16.37 $34,050
Other Personal Services 3,040 1.14 $16.84 $35,030
Spectator Sports 1,350 1.01 $16.53 $34,390
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,790 0.97 $10.00 $20,810
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 240 0.17 $15.56 $32,370

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 (8) (8) $29.27 $60,890
Performing Arts Companies 50 0.04 $19.98 $41,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $18.33 $38,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 80 (7) $17.98 $37,390
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 $17.26 $35,900


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 1,560 0.11 1.32 $18.73 $38,960
Illinois 1,090 0.19 2.38 $15.29 $31,800
Florida 760 0.10 1.28 $13.15 $27,340
Texas 740 0.07 0.84 $12.75 $26,510
Virginia 580 0.16 1.99 $13.12 $27,290




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 1,090 0.19 2.38 $15.29 $31,800
Virginia 580 0.16 1.99 $13.12 $27,290
Montana 50 0.12 1.44 $9.90 $20,590
Maryland 300 0.12 1.50 $17.23 $35,840
Kentucky 220 0.12 1.51 $15.68 $32,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 50 0.06 0.80 $19.97 $41,530
New York 460 0.05 0.66 $19.42 $40,390
Delaware 50 0.12 1.46 $19.16 $39,850
California 1,560 0.11 1.32 $18.73 $38,960
Oregon 120 0.07 0.91 $18.08 $37,600





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.24 3.00 $16.03 $33,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 2.50 $14.00 $29,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 1.46 $21.86 $45,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.17 2.12 $17.31 $36,010
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 1.89 $18.77 $39,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.41 $20.99 $43,650
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.83 $29.22 $60,770
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 2.00 $13.45 $27,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.85 $10.69 $22,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 140 0.08 1.00 $11.19 $23,270




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 110 1.20 15.00 $14.41 $29,970
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.36 4.50 $13.24 $27,540
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.34 4.25 $12.14 $25,260
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.34 4.30 $12.78 $26,580
Wilmington, NC 40 0.27 3.41 $11.91 $24,780
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.26 3.20 $23.62 $49,130
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.24 3.01 $12.71 $26,450
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 120 0.24 2.96 $11.92 $24,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.24 3.00 $16.03 $33,350
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.22 2.77 $13.42 $27,920




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 1.83 $29.22 $60,770
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.26 3.20 $23.62 $49,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 1.46 $21.86 $45,470
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.04 $21.53 $44,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.41 $20.99 $43,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.52 $20.84 $43,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 0.96 $20.73 $43,120
Charlottesville, VA (8) (8) (8) $18.99 $39,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 190 0.15 1.89 $18.77 $39,040
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 0.16 2.05 $18.45 $38,370


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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