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Animal Trainers


Earnings of animal trainers can vary widely according to specialty and place of employment. Salaries ranged from $20,270 to $55,760 a year or more in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The median salary for animal trainers was $29,290. In June 2019, reported salaries that ranged from $23,000 to $46,000 for animal trainers, averaging $30,077. Those who earn higher salaries are in upper management and spend more time running the business than working with animals.

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