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Animal Trainers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $16.73
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Animal Trainers *

Area Low Median High
$11.81 $14.89 $20.59
$13.73 $16.73 $18.85
Northeast Minnesota
$11.17 $12.89 $18.83
Southeast Minnesota
$14.62 $16.52 $19.63
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.95 $16.69 $18.50

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 330 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Animal Trainers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,041 new Animal Trainers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Animal Trainers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 45,300 51,200 5,900 13.1%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 649 704 55 8.5%
Southeast Minnesota 60 76 16 26.7%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.