The average hourly pay for an Animal Trainer is $11.44.
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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
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