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Animal Breeders in Iowa

Is Iowa a good place for you to work as an Animal Breeder?

7.0% Jobs Projection
$30,430 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Animal Breeders in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Animal Breeders in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Animal Breeders in Iowa earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Breeders Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 160 workers employed as Animal Breeders in this state in 2018.

There were 130 Animal Breeders employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 85 Animal Breeders working in it, which means Iowa has more Animal Breeders than average.


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Animal Breeders in this state are growing at a rate of 7.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.2%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 610 total jobs in 2026 for Animal Breeders in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 9,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Animal Breeders Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Animal Breeders ranged from $23,870 to $48,520 with $30,430 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.48 to $23.33. The median hourly rate was $14.63.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.68 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.95.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top States for Animal Breeders Employment

View the list below to see where most Animal Breeders work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Wisconsin 280 $37,080
California 250 $35,490
New York 170 $40,640
Iowa 160 $30,430
Ohio 90 $61,830
Washington 80 $57,480
South Dakota 70 $39,430
Texas 70 $33,120
Kentucky 40 $36,520
Missouri 40 $54,400

Below are the states where Animal Breeders get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Ohio $61,830
Washington $57,480
Missouri $54,400
Tennessee $53,850
Virginia $43,910
Florida $41,110
New York $40,640
South Dakota $39,430
New Jersey $37,980
Wisconsin $37,080


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