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Dog Trainer Salary (United States)

A Dog Trainer earns an average wage of $10.77 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 Salary (?
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$19,827 - $50,684
(Median)
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41K
51K
MEDIAN: $32,265
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Dog Trainer Salary (?
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$8.45 - $30.91
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,827 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$18,188 - $71,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.45 - $30.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.29  
Overtime
$13.09 - $27.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$18,188 - $71,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Trainer

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Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 32%
Customer Service
up arrow 8%
National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 60%