Training Requirements for Animal Breeders

Animal breeders need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Animal breeders
Percent
Less than High School 56.0
High School 25.8
Some College 9.3
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 4.6
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment Outlook for Animal Breeders

This represents about 7,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less animal breeders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Animal Breeders

Hourly Income

On average,animal breeders make $20.35 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Animal breeders $10.93 $13.22 $17.16 $24.99 $35.16
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $9.32 $10.01 $11.30 $14.87 $20.60
Agricultural workers $9.21 $10.01 $10.93 $13.26 $17.64
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, animal breeders make $42,340 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Animal breeders $22,730 $27,510 $35,690 $51,970 $73,130
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations $19,380 $20,810 $23,510 $30,930 $42,860
Agricultural workers $19,160 $20,810 $22,740 $27,570 $36,680
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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