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Animal Breeders in Kentucky

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

11.1% Jobs Projection
$36,520 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Animal Breeders Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 40 people working as Animal Breeders in the year 2018.

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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Animal Breeders in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.2%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 100 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Animal Breeders ranged from $26,100 to $54,410 with $36,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.55 to $26.16. The median hourly rate was $17.56.

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


Top States for Animal Breeders Employment

The table below shows the states 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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