How Much Do Animal Breeders Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Animal Breeders

Animal Breeders select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$43930 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$24,060 to $30,500 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Animal Breeders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,060 to $30,500 per year or $12 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Animal Breeders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $64,680
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $54,530
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $40,770
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $30,500
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $24,060

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
PA $28 $57,900
ID $26 $53,990
NY $22 $45,780
CA $20 $41,450
WI $19 $40,120
TX $17 $35,910
KY $16 $33,190
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Another simple way to increase your salary as an Animal Breeder is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like PA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at PA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Animal Breeders are in the states of PA, ID, NY, CA and WI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $48230 $23.19
Support Activities for Animal Production $45490 $21.87
Other Personal Services $45060 $21.66

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