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or $15.04 hourly
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Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (52)
Social Perceptiveness (50)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Animal Trainers' job openings is expected to rise 27.1% by 2031
'Animal Trainers' is expected to be a very fast 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 Trainers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Animal Trainers' was $31,280, or $15.04 hourly
'Animal Trainers' are paid 31.6% 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 trainers?
As of 2021 there were 15,840 people employed as Animal Trainers within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Animal Trainers.
Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.
SOC Code: 39-2011.00
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