Career and Job Search Guide

Animal Trainer Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $7.66 $12.65 $22.42
  Annual Wage $15,900 $26,300 $46,600
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Animal Trainers train animals for riding, security, harness, or obedience, performance, or assisting persons with disabilities. They accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Such training may be to accommodate standards for show or competition. Some train animals to carry loads or work as part of a pack team.