Average Animal Trainer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Animal Trainer is $11.44.
MEDIAN $11.44
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$0 - $700
Total Pay
$19,385 - $51,521

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Career Paths

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Animal Trainer
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Animal Trainer

An early career Animal Trainer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.49 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Animal Trainer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.61 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Animal Trainer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.45 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Animal Trainer in their job title in San Antonio, Texas earn an average of 66.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (53.0% more) and Houston, Texas (18.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
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