Animal trainers

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Total Workforce

33.3k

Average Age

38.4

Estimated Job Growth

11.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$38,049

Average Male Salary

$50,085

Average Female Salary

$27,512

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Animal trainers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other personal services is the industry that employs the most Animal trainers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Animal trainers, by average wage, is Support activities for agriculture & forestry. Animal trainers are paid most in Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,049

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,884

In 2017, Animal trainers earned an average of $38,049, $14,016 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping make somewhat more than Animal trainers while Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Animal trainers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.504

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Animal trainers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.504, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Animal trainers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Animal trainers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Animal trainers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Animal trainers, by number of employees, are Other personal services, Support activities for agriculture & forestry, and Miscellaneous retail stores.

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Industries by Share

33.3k

2017 Workforce

± 4,478

2.92%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.6%

The number of people employed as Animal trainers has been growing at a rate of 2.92%, from 32,335 people in 2016 to 33,279 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Animal trainers employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Animal trainers at  37.7%, followed by Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 18.3% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 9.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Animal trainers in the US. The average age of male Animal trainers in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Animal trainers is 35.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Animal trainers is White.

Gender Composition

15.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,060

17.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,270

53.3% of Animal trainers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Animal trainers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Animal trainers

  1. White

  2. Two or More Races

  3. Black

90.9% of Animal trainers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.32% of Animal trainers, Two or More Races is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Animal trainers.

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Age by Gender

42.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.03

35.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.63

The median age of Animal trainers is 38.4, and Male employees are generally 7.12 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Animal trainers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Animal trainers is Biology but a relatively high number of Animal trainers hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Animal trainers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Animal trainers need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Animal trainers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Animal trainers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Animal trainers are expected to see a growth of 11.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

11.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Animal trainers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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