Dog Trainer Salary (United States)

A Dog Trainer earns an average wage of $10.95 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.
Dog Trainer Total Pay (?
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$20,000 - $69,634
(Median)
20K
34K
44K
70K
MEDIAN: $33,513
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90%
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Dog Trainer Total Pay (?
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$8.50 - $38.34
(Median)
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16
38
MEDIAN: $10
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,000 - $69,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Commission
$405.47 - $51,289  
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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$18,277 - $80,166  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $38.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.57  
Overtime
$13.21 - $27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $51,289  
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).
)
$18,277 - $80,166  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Job Description for Dog Trainer
  • Observe and evaluate dog behaviors to determine the best training methods or solutions to behavioral problems.
  • Schedule and advertise class and private lesson times, locations, and prices.
  • Conduct classes or private lessons to teach owners how to train and develop better relationships with their dogs.
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Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 124%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 26%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
National Average
$29,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.
Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 61%
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