Average Dog Trainer Hourly Pay

$11.79
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$774
Bonus
$3,072
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Dog Trainer is $11.79.
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$9.39
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$11.79
50%
$29.72
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90%
MEDIAN $11.79
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $30
Bonus
$23 - $5,872
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4,000
Commission
$193 - $9,751
Total Pay
$20,132 - $62,305

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Job Description for Dog Trainer

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

An entry-level Dog Trainer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.72 based on 122 salaries. An early career Dog Trainer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.29 based on 299 salaries. A mid-career Dog Trainer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.16 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Dog Trainer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.52 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Dog Trainer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 65.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (16.7% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (14.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 651 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.7%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
18.4%
Experienced
12.0%
Late Career
4.9%