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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment40
Mean wage$15.44
Entry wage$10.96
10th percentile wage$10.25
50th percentile wage$13.72
90th percentile wage$22.83
Animal Trainers (39-2011)
Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$13.72 $12.19  $1.53
2016$13.10+4.7%$11.64 +4.7%$1.46
2015$12.88+1.7%$11.44 +1.7%$1.44
2014$12.62+2.0%$11.21 +2.0%$1.41
2013$12.46+1.3%$11.07 +1.3%$1.39
2012$12.28+1.5%$10.91 +1.5%$1.37
2011$12.11+1.4%$10.76 +1.4%$1.35
2010$11.98+1.1%$10.64 +1.1%$1.34
2009$11.75+2.0%$10.44 +2.0%$1.31
2008$11.43+2.8%$10.15 +2.8%$1.27
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$13.72 $21.67  -$7.95
2016$13.10+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$7.87
2015$12.88+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%-$7.66
2014$12.62+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%-$7.47
2013$12.46+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%-$7.23
2012$12.28+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%-$7.07
2011$12.11+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%-$6.94
2010$11.98+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$6.75
2009$11.75+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%-$6.73
2008$11.43+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%-$6.57
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$16.89 
South Central$11.18 
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$16.89 
South Central$11.18 
Wages in other areas
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