Animal trainer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Animal trainer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $24,080
Alabama $28,020
Arkansas $26,300
Arizona $24,540
California $34,950
Colorado $27,460
Connecticut $34,850
Delaware $31,200
Florida $28,870
Georgia $28,280
Hawaii $31,410
Iowa $25,520
Idaho $19,340
Illinois $37,340
Indiana $33,200
Kansas $22,910
Kentucky $45,750
Louisiana $24,210
Massachusetts $34,450
Maryland $24,950
Maine $23,040
Michigan $24,070
Minnesota $32,110
Missouri $26,670
Mississippi $19,270
Montana $23,610
North Carolina $24,510
North Dakota $28,400
Nebraska $29,170
New Hampshire $31,280
New Jersey $25,510
New Mexico $32,870
Nevada $26,620
New York $34,530
Ohio $23,700
Oklahoma $27,610
Oregon $24,580
Pennsylvania $24,270
Puerto Rico $20,870
South Carolina $35,240
Tennessee $24,170
Texas $26,010
Utah $25,970
Virginia $27,660
Washington $38,460
Wisconsin $23,170
West Virginia $24,780

How do animal trainer salaries compare to similar careers?

Animal trainers earn 27% less than similar careers in Minnesota. On average, they make less than animal scientists but more than animal caretakers.

Career Median Salary
Animal scientist salary $66K
Zoologist salary $60K
Animal control worker salary $40K
Exterminator salary $40K
Veterinary technologist salary $37K
Animal trainer salary $32K
Veterinary assistant salary $29K
Animal caretaker salary $26K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)