Horse Trainer Salary
The average salary for a Horse Trainer is $30,201 per year.
|Salary||$15,648 - $49,627|
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|$16,426 - $52,903|
|Hourly Rate||$8.07 - $49.66|
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Job Description for Horse Trainer
Horse trainers work primarily in outdoor settings to feed, groom, and train horses. They are expected to perform training such as under-saddle or ground work and clean barn stalls, pastures, or/and round pens, and must also evaluate horses in terms of adaptability and behavioral/medical issues.Read More...
Horse trainers must report various behavioral and medical issues to owners or directly to veterinarians and must work well with farriers (craftsmen) who trim and shoe horses' hooves. They should also be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and horse trainers must have in-depth (if not lifelong) experience in training and caring for horses. Some employers require horse trainers to live on the farm or in proximity to where horses are being housed, and flexibility is often necessary in this position to travel to attend horse shows or work on a rotating basis. Horse trainers may attend relevant training classes or workshops, and some may also train new horse trainers.
Pay by Experience Level for Horse Trainer
Pay by Experience for a Horse Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Horse Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Horse Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Horse Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 21 salaries. A Horse Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 19 salaries.
Key Stats for Horse Trainer
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