Salary for Animal Breeders

Also known as:  Animal Breeder, Cat Breeder, Dairy Husbandry Worker, Dog Breeder, Equine Breeder, Horse Breeder, Livestock Breeder, Poultry Inseminator, Stallion Manager helps agriculture and food professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Animal breeders mate and breed various types of animals. In order to work as an animal breeder it is necessary to understand animals and how to properly breed and care for them. Understanding how they mate is also important to work in the position. There are no educational requirements for the position. Breeders can breed anything from a dog to cattle and sell the animals for profit. Breeders can work for themselves as well as for large companies and must also be willing to care for the new animals once they are born.

An Animal Breeder can get an average compensation of between 24000 - 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Animal Breeders can get an average wage of Thirty Five Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Animal Breeders are paid at the highest level in Wisconsin, where they can earn average pay levels of close to $43950. These people are paid at the highest level in Manufacturing, where they can get average pay levels of $36760.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.80 percent nationwide in that time.
Animal Breeders tend to make the most in the following industries
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $36,760
Manufacturing $32,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $23,890
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $23,890
Manufacturing $32,100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $36,760