A Dog Trainer earns an average wage of $11.03 per hour. A skill in Training is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$21,050 - $61,736
$21K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,552
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.11 - $25.04
$9
$11
$25
MEDIAN: $11.03
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,050 - $61,736  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Commission
$25.76 - $14,544  
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).
)
$19,687 - $60,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $25.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.20  
Overtime
$11.15 - $21.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Commission
$25.76 - $14,544  
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).
)
$19,687 - $60,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Dog Trainer

While dog trainers may work with dogs on a near-daily basis, they may also be responsible for "training" their owners, who care for their dog outside of the trainer's domain. These trainers are tasked with training wild and crazy dogs to become more tame, which requires unique skills, extreme determination and patience, and, of course, a genuine love for animals.

Read More...

Dog Trainer Tasks

  • Conduct classes or private lessons to teach owners how to train and develop better relationships with their dogs.
  • Schedule and advertise class and private lesson times, locations, and prices.
  • Observe and evaluate dog behaviors to determine the best training methods or solutions to behavioral problems.

Dog Trainer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Dog Trainer

Pay by Experience Level for Dog Trainer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Dog Trainer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 35%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 63%
ADVERTISEMENT