Dog Trainer Salary

A Dog Trainer earns an average wage of $11.12 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.

$21,639 - $60,899
$22K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,926
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$9.28 - $24.48
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MEDIAN: $11.55
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$0$60K
Salary $21,639 - $60,899
Bonus $975
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $202.73 - $14,795
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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$20,013 - $57,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.28 - $24.48
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.36
Overtime $11.07 - $22.68
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $975
Commission $202.73 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$20,013 - $57,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 228

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Job Description for Dog Trainer

While dog trainers may work with dogs on a near-daily basis, they may also be responsible for "training" their owners, who care for their dog outside of the trainer's domain. These trainers are tasked with training wild and crazy dogs to become more tame, which requires unique skills, extreme determination and patience, and, of course, a genuine love for animals.

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Dog Trainer Tasks

  • Conduct classes or private lessons to teach owners how to train and develop better relationships with their dogs.
  • Schedule and advertise class and private lesson times, locations, and prices.
  • Observe and evaluate dog behaviors to determine the best training methods or solutions to behavioral problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Trainer

Pay by Experience for a Dog Trainer has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Trainer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 197 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Trainer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Dog Trainer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 53 salaries. A Dog Trainer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries.

Dog Trainer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dog Trainer?

Dog Trainer in Atlanta:
"It's a dream job! I play with dogs and help people who care."
Pros: What I llike most about my job is that I'm constantly helping people better themselves, their lives, and the lives of their families -- both human and canine.
Cons: The only things I hate about my job are bad and/or ignorant people who in turn spread their badness on to their dogs and/or family/friends/peers and good but timid, self-conscious people letting their dogs rule their homes and lives.

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Key Stats for Dog Trainer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲13%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$27,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
▲32%

Customer Service
▲8%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 64%
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