Animal trainers

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2019 Workforce
38.5k
Average Age
37.1
Estimated Job Growth
13.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$32,413
Average Male Salary
$39,056
Average Female Salary
$29,346

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Animal trainers are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Animal trainers was $32,413 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Animal trainers by wage are Coaches and scouts, Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges, and Word processors & typists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Animal trainers are Parker County PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Animal trainers are Parker County PUMA, TX.

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 Parker County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,413
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,832

In 2019, Animal trainers earned an average of $32,413, $23,111 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Coaches and scouts make somewhat more than Animal trainers while Word processors & typists 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

0.373
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Animal trainers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.373, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Animal trainers, by average wage, are Support activities for agriculture & forestry, Performing arts companies, and Spectator sports.

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Industries by Share

38.5k
2019 Workforce
± 4,814
1.67%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.5%

The number of people employed as Animal trainers has been growing at a rate of 1.67%, from 37,823 people in 2018 to 38,456 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Animal trainers employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Animal trainers at  40.1%, followed by Support activities for agriculture & forestry with 23.9% and Miscellaneous retail stores with 8.04%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Animal trainers in the US. The average age of male Animal trainers in the workforce is 40 and of female Animal trainers is 35.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Animal trainers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

12.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,706
26.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,982

68.4% 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)

90.4% of Animal trainers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.83% 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

40
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.4
35.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.08

The median age of Animal trainers is 37.1, and Male employees are generally 4.3 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 Agriculture.

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Animal Trainers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Animal Trainers are expected to see a growth of 13.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

13.3%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Animal Trainers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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