A Dog Trainer earns an average wage of $10.99 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Training and Customer Service. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Dog Trainer Total Pay (?
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$20,168 - $69,634
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MEDIAN: $34,861
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Dog Trainer Total Pay (?
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$8.47 - $30.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,168 - $69,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Commission
$402.68 - $13,906  
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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$18,341 - $73,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $30.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $8.57  
Overtime
$10.07 - $39.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Commission
$402.68 - $13,906  
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).
)
$18,341 - $73,047  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 146%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
up arrow 37%
Customer Service
up arrow 13%
National Average
$26,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 58%
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