Animal trainer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Animal trainer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Iowa $25,520
Kentucky $45,750
Illinois $37,340
Washington $38,460
California $34,950
Arizona $24,540
Massachusetts $34,450
Indiana $33,200
Connecticut $34,850
Arkansas $26,300
South Carolina $35,240
New York $34,530
Delaware $31,200
Virginia $27,660
New Hampshire $31,280
New Mexico $32,870
West Virginia $24,780
New Jersey $25,510
Hawaii $31,410
Alabama $28,020
Alaska $24,080
Nebraska $29,170
Florida $28,870
Maryland $24,950
Michigan $24,070
Georgia $28,280
Minnesota $32,110
Missouri $26,670
Pennsylvania $24,270
Colorado $27,460
Maine $23,040
Utah $25,970
Texas $26,010
Wisconsin $23,170
Louisiana $24,210
Oklahoma $27,610
Ohio $23,700
Tennessee $24,170
Nevada $26,620
Kansas $22,910
Oregon $24,580
North Carolina $24,510
Mississippi $19,270
Idaho $19,340

How do animal trainer salaries compare to similar careers?

Animal trainers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than animal breeders but more than dog walkers.

Career Median Salary
Animal breeder salary $37K
Animal control worker salary $36K
Exterminator salary $35K
Wildlife rehabilitator salary $28K
Aquarist salary $28K
Animal trainer salary $29K
Veterinary technologist salary $32K
Dairy farmer salary $26K
Dog trainer salary $26K
Dog walker salary $26K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)