How much does an Animal Trainer make in California?

Average Animal Trainer Yearly Salary in California

Animal Trainers earn an average yearly salary of $39,800. Salaries typically start from $21,200 and go up to $64,890.

Average Animal Trainer Hourly Wage in California

Animal Trainers earn an average hourly wage of $19.13. Hourly wages typically start from $10.19 and go up to $31.20.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
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RATINGS
Animal Trainers average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Animal Trainers in the 69th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Animal Trainer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Animal Trainer Earnings

The highest earning Animal Trainers in California earn:

$31.20
an hour
$64,890
per year
Senior Animal Trainer Earnings

Senior Animal Trainers in California earn:

$22.54
an hour
$46,890
per year
Experienced Animal Trainer Earnings

Experienced Animal Trainers in California earn:

$15.38
an hour
$31,990
per year
Junior Animal Trainer Earnings

Junior Animal Trainers in California earn:

$11.18
an hour
$23,260
per year
Starting Animal Trainer Earnings

Starting Animal Trainers in California earn:

$10.19
an hour
$21,200
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Animal Trainer Salary Comparison

Animal Trainers earn more than 64% percent of similar careers in California.

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Fish And Game Warden Salary $74k
Zoologist Salary $68k
Animal Control Worker Salary $49k
Animal Trainer Salary $39k
Animal Breeder Salary $38k
Exterminator Salary $36k
Veterinary Technologist Salary $33k
Farmer Salary $32k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)