$36,056
Avg. Salary
$11.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$763

Bonus

$2,500

Profit Sharing

$3,700

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dog Trainer is $11.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Dog Trainer is $36,056 per year.

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$9.38
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$28.38
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$21k
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$65k
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MEDIAN $36,056
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$0$64K
Salary $21,304 - $64,916
Bonus $23.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $195 - $9,650
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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$20,121 - $61,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.38 - $28.38
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.40
Overtime $12.60 - $23.32
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $23.00 - $6,000
Commission $195 - $9,650
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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$20,121 - $61,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 420

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.

Dog Trainer Pay By Employer

$0$27K

$21,915

PetSmart Inc.
56 profiles
$21,905

Dog Trainer Job Listings

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 Chagrin Falls:
Pros: I am near a lot of parks amf distracted places to do some lessons with the dogs
Cons: It is in the snow belt

Dog Trainer in Milwaukee:
"Self rewarding."
Pros: Being able to provide a service to clients and seeing the results of my efforts
Cons: Other employees

Dog Trainer in Cherry Hill:
"The Dogs are Great."
Pros: getting results in dog training
Cons: some pet parents with negativity

Dog Trainer:
I love the pet parents and their pets as well as their referrals. I look forward to University. The culture of our store is mostly great as are benefits. Management is supportive and as a Senior Dog Trainer I look forward to stepping up into Area Mentor.

Dog Trainer in Cincinnati:
"Limited opportunities."
Pros: Small, friendly city, reasonable cost of living.
Cons: Small, limited public transit, etc.

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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Dog Trainer Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

▲12%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$28,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Dog Trainer Salaries

Training
▲31%

Customer Service
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

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: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 66%