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How much does an Animal Trainer make in California?

Average Animal Trainer Hourly Wage in California

Animal Trainers earn a median hourly wage of $14.74. Hourly wages typically start from $9.47 and go up to $29.99.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Animal Trainer Yearly Salary in California

Animal Trainers earn a median salary of $30,670 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,690 and go up to $62,390.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
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Animal Trainer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Animal Trainer Earnings

The highest earning Animal Trainers in California earn:

$29.99
an hour
$62,390
per year
Senior Animal Trainer Earnings

Senior Animal Trainers in California earn:

$22.92
an hour
$47,680
per year
Experienced Animal Trainer Earnings

Experienced Animal Trainers in California earn:

$14.74
an hour
$30,670
per year
Junior Animal Trainer Earnings

Junior Animal Trainers in California earn:

$10.75
an hour
$22,360
per year
Starting Animal Trainer Earnings

Starting Animal Trainers in California earn:

$9.47
an hour
$19,690
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Animal Trainer salary comparison

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Historical salary for Animal Trainers in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be an Animal Trainer?

Think you might be interested in becoming an Animal Trainer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good animal trainer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
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