How Much Do Dog Trainers Make?

How Much Do Dog Trainers Make

The average hourly pay for dog trainers is about $12, with some trainers getting paid as little as $7.50 while others getting as much as $30. The annual pay including salary, commissions, overtime, and other cash incentives ranges between $20,000 to $60,000 with an average of $30,500.

In this profession, pay increases as one's years of experience add up. The average entry-level pay per hour is about $11. Dog trainers with 1 to 4 years of service may get $11.50. Mid-career trainers with 5 to 9 years can get paid $12.50. Senior trainers with the most years get $14.

Aside from years under their belt, other reasons for pay difference are state or region, size and scope of the employing entity, and the hiring industry needing dog training. Trainers in Los Angeles, for example, with the thriving film there, receive rates at the higher ranges of as much as $60,000, reportedly.