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How much does an Animal Breeder make in the United States?

Average Animal Breeder Hourly Wage in the United States

Animal Breeders earn a median hourly wage of $18.93. Hourly wages typically start from $9.82 and go up to $36.16.

Average Animal Breeder Yearly Salary in the United States

Animal Breeders earn a median salary of $39,380 per year. Salaries typically start from $20,430 and go up to $75,210.

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Animal Breeder Earnings by Seniority

Top End Animal Breeder Earnings

The highest earning Animal Breeders in the United States earn:

$36.16
an hour
$75,210
per year
Senior Animal Breeder Earnings

Senior Animal Breeders in the United States earn:

$28.23
an hour
$58,710
per year
Experienced Animal Breeder Earnings

Experienced Animal Breeders in the United States earn:

$18.93
an hour
$39,380
per year
Junior Animal Breeder Earnings

Junior Animal Breeders in the United States earn:

$13.63
an hour
$28,350
per year
Starting Animal Breeder Earnings

Starting Animal Breeders in the United States earn:

$9.82
an hour
$20,430
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Animal Breeder salary comparison

Animal Breeders earn less than 53% percent of Animals careers. Animal Breeder salaries are in the bottom 51% of all careers in the United States.

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Zoologist Salary $59k
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Historical salary for Animal Breeders in the United States

Animal Breeder salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Animal Breeder Salary in Ohio $24.03 $49,990 # 1
Animal Breeder Salary in South Dakota $21.74 $45,220 # 2
Animal Breeder Salary in Kentucky $14.80 $30,780 # 3
Animal Breeder Salary in California $15.11 $31,430 # 4
Animal Breeder Salary in Texas $16.28 $33,860 # 5
Animal Breeder Salary in Michigan $15.56 $32,360 # 6
Animal Breeder Salary in Iowa $16.37 $34,040 # 7
Animal Breeder Salary in Missouri $11.98 $24,910 # 8
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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