Animal trainers

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Total Workforce
37.8k
Average Age
36.6
Average Salary
$31,853
Average Male Salary
$39,335
Average Female Salary
$27,159

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Animal trainers are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Animal trainers was $31,853 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Animal trainers by wage are Cutting workers, Psychiatric technicians, and Office clerks, general.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Animal trainers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Animal trainers are .

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 Farming. Animal trainers are paid most in Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,853
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,802

In 2018, Animal trainers earned an average of $31,853, $22,036 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Cutting workers make somewhat more than Animal trainers while Psychiatric technicians 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

0.443
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Animal trainers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.443, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Animal trainers

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

37.8k
2018 Workforce
± 4,774
13.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.2%

The number of people employed as Animal trainers has been growing at a rate of 13.7%, from 33,279 people in 2017 to 37,823 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Animal trainers employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Animal trainers at  37.6%, followed by Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 20.7% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 10.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Animal trainers in the US. The average age of male Animal trainers in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Animal trainers is 34.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Animal trainers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

14.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,964
23.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,743

61.5% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

84.1% of Animal trainers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.71% of Animal trainers, White (Hispanic) 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

39.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.59
34.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.32

The median age of Animal trainers is 36.6, and Male employees are generally 4.92 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 Business but a relatively high number of Animal trainers hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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