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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: $20.63
Statewide median: $25.22


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Animal Trainers *

Area Low Median High
$16.41 $19.23 $24.32
$18.02 $20.63 $26.36
Southeast Minnesota
$15.01 $15.67 $17.65
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.02 $20.63 $26.36

* "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 230 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 projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,084 new Animal Trainers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 60,200 77,400 17,200 28.5%
Minnesota 755 872 117 15.5%
Northeast Minnesota 45 50 5 11.1%
Southeast Minnesota 60 69 9 15%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 356 425 69 19.4%

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