Animal Breeders

3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $19.27 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Animal Breeders' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2031
'Animal Breeders' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Animal Breeders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Animal Breeders' was $40,090, or $19.27 hourly
'Animal Breeders' are paid 12.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as animal breeders?

As of 2021 there were 950 people employed as Animal Breeders within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 148 thousand people are employed as Animal Breeders.

Job description

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

SOC Code: 45-2021.00


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Shylaaa (Small chance) says
You need to understand animals like horses, a bond is important. Also, there is too much to go wrong. Horses who are not used to being handled in that way by machinery are highly likely to injure themselves or break something. With DNA testing etc. for the owners to know what characteristics their foal will have and knowing which horse to breed with, AI could assist.
Apr 21, 2020 at 04:41 AM
Theodore Von Bitner says
I think that this is a case where a task is being automated, but not the job as a whole.
Dec 30, 2020 at 08:12 AM

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