Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A trainer's salary.

A trainer's salary ranges from a different number of ranges. In 2004 a trainer's salary ranged from about $14,700 to $42,890.  The salary per hour was about $10.60 and the median salary was about $22,050. In 2006 wages was about $12.65 per hour and highest 10% earning was more than about $22.42 per hour. Other animals care takers gained about $8.72 per hour and the highest 10% was more than $14.64 per hour. In 2008 the salary ranges was about $14,700 to $22,050 to $42,890+.  Horse trainers earned as much as $30,000 to $35,000 a year. They are usually paid an average of $35 to $50 a day for each horse. Depending on the horse race trainers have a high-end earnings for a trainer. Most animal trainers in 2009 had an hourly earning of $12.95 and median earning of $26,930. As the years go by more and more people demand animal trainers and salaries will soon increase rapidly. By 2018 more pet owners will utilize animal trainers services. between 2006 and 2016 they are expected to grow at leadst 19%.

Work places

Animal trainers work in various places. They often work in competitions and shows. If they are working with aquatic animals sometimes they would get in the water with the animal and train them there. Some good examples of aquatic animals are whales, otter, and dolphins. Sometimes animal trainers will get out of the water and help guide the animal from on the ground.
   Wild Birds would be trained outside because they need to be comfortable with their surroundings and be able to move. Having a bird inside is not a good idea because it gives them less room to fly or move around and it could really scare them. Dogs on the other hand could be trained inside and outside, it just depends on the trick. For example, if you want the dog to roll over that would be considered and indoor training. On the other hand if you want your dog to fetch that would be considered an outside job. Animal trainers don't normally stay in one place, they travel to a lot of places to train a lot of different animals.


Most animal trainers are required to have a high school diploma or GED. More experienced trainers become more familiar with training techniques. Certification is not mandatory but several big companies need it. Marine mammal trainers need a bachelor's degree in marine biology, animal science, and psychology. They need experience in problem-solving and animal obedience. Trainers need to be able to take care of the animal and make sure they are healthy. Trainers will also need to know about the animal's environment and how it works. They cannot just pick up let’s say a monkey and stick it in a cage with lions. The monkey would be then eaten and they would have no monkey. Not good at all. But most importantly they need to make sure the animal is happy.

Animal Trainer's Job description

Some animal trainers work with a large variety of animals. Some examples are, elephants, lions, dolphans, and most zoo like animals. They also train animals like dogs, birds, and horses, which are mostly for competitions or obedience. Dog and monkeys are trained to assist disabled people with everyday tasks. The training could take up to months or even years for the animal to learn. Each species is trained by using the instinct and reward system that is appropriate to that animal. Hunting birds are rewarded with food because they do not like being petted or touched by humans unless they were raised since they were hatchlings. Dogs on the other hand love being petted and loved by their owner. When dogs do something good that the trainers like they would reward the dog with a pat, calm nice voice, and they may give the dogs a treat. Just so it knows it has done a really good job and should continue doing it. When the dog does something bad the trainer will act 'Bigger' by talking in a low stern voice to let the animal know it has done something bad and shouldn't do it again.