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 about the same as related careers in New Mexico. On average, they make less than zoologists but more than veterinary assistants.

Career Median Salary
Zoologist salary $52K
Exterminator salary $36K
Animal trainer salary $33K
Veterinary technologist salary $34K
Animal control worker salary $30K
Animal caretaker salary $24K
Veterinary assistant salary $23K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)