Becoming a Guide Dog Trainer via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering dog training courses to train individuals to become top-notch dog trainers, dog control officers, guide dog instructors, guide dog trainers, dog groomers, dog breeders, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 10,080 people employed as animal trainers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $31,080. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Guide Dog Trainer Salary Information

Category: Animal trainers

Total # Employed in the US 10,080
Average Hourly Wage: $14.94/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.13 $9.48 $12.95 $18.05 $25.06
Average Yearly Salary $31,080
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16,920 $19,710 $26,930 $37,540 $52,130
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
10.1% 32.3% 23.1% 9.6% 20.8% 3.3% 0.7%
Animal trainers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
District of Columbia $18.03/hr $37,500
Nebraska $17.61/hr $36,630
Delaware $17.25/hr $35,890
Maryland $16.55/hr $34,410
Hawaii $16.48/hr $34,280
Wisconsin $16.47/hr $34,250
Oklahoma $16.34/hr $33,980
Colorado $16.28/hr $33,850
Wyoming $16.2/hr $33,700
North Carolina $15.97/hr $33,220
North Dakota $15.05/hr $31,300
Louisiana $15/hr $31,190
Missouri $14.83/hr $30,850
Iowa $14.7/hr $30,570
Idaho $14.66/hr $30,500
Kansas $14.49/hr $30,140
New Hampshire $14.2/hr $29,530
South Carolina $13.91/hr $28,930
Guam $13.91/hr $28,930
Massachusetts $13.69/hr $28,470
Washington $13.58/hr $28,240
Mississippi $13.5/hr $28,070
Montana $13.47/hr $28,010
Connecticut $13.11/hr $27,280
Maine $12.97/hr $26,970
Utah $12.88/hr $26,800
Oregon $12.8/hr $26,620
Arkansas $12.18/hr $25,330
Indiana $12.12/hr $25,200
Alabama $11.89/hr $24,730
New York $11.7/hr $24,340
South Dakota $11.36/hr $23,620
California $11.32/hr $23,540
Kentucky $11/hr $22,870
New Mexico $10.45/hr $21,740
Tennessee $10.33/hr $21,500


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