Taxidermist

License required by 28 states

100th most burdensome licensing requirements.

69th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

Taxidermists prepare, stuff and mount skins of animals in lifelike form.1

Twenty-eight states require taxidermists to have a license. Every state charges a fee—ranging from $12 in Mississippi and North Carolina to $250 in Washington ($78 on average)—and none requires any education or experience. Only two states require any exams: Maine requires two, while Maryland requires one. The average requirements for taxidermist are the 100th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because more than half of states license taxidermists, the occupation ranks as the 69th most widely and onerously licensed.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Maine 28 $177 0 2 0 0
2 Washington 28 $250 0 0 0 0
3 Maryland 28 $50 0 1 0 0
4 Alaska 28 $200 0 0 0 0
5 Arizona 28 $150 0 0 0 0
5 Georgia 28 $150 0 0 0 0
5 Kentucky 28 $150 0 0 0 0
8 Tennessee 28 $122 0 0 0 0
9 Connecticut 28 $105 0 0 0 0
10 Oregon 28 $104 0 0 0 0
11 Michigan 28 $100 0 0 0 0
11 Pennsylvania 28 $100 0 0 0 0
13 Wyoming 28 $67 0 0 0 0
14 Montana 28 $50 0 0 0 0
14 New Hampshire 28 $50 0 0 0 0
14 Wisconsin 28 $50 0 0 0 0
17 Minnesota 28 $44 0 0 0 0
17 Nevada 28 $44 0 0 0 0
19 Idaho 28 $40 0 0 0 0
19 Virginia 28 $40 0 0 0 0
21 Missouri 28 $30 0 0 0 0
22 Illinois 28 $26 0 0 0 0
23 North Dakota 28 $25 0 0 0 0
24 Iowa 28 $18 0 0 0 0
25 Indiana 28 $15 0 0 0 0
25 South Dakota 28 $15 0 0 0 0
27 Mississippi 28 $12 0 0 0 0
28 North Carolina 28 $12 0 0 0 0

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