Animal Trainer Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Animal Trainer is $14.93 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Animal Trainer Total Pay (?
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$19,923 - $56,376
(Median)
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41K
56K
MEDIAN: $29,040
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Animal Trainer Total Pay (?
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$8.07 - $25.53
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,923 - $56,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $940  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,010 - $53,596  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $31.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $940  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,010 - $53,596  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Experience Affects Animal Trainer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 51%
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