Dog Handler Salary

The average wage for a Dog Handler is $10.18 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$23,998 - $71,216
$24K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,868
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50%
90%

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$8.87 - $15.40
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10.73
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$0$71K
Salary $23,998 - $71,216
Bonus $491.32
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,142 - $64,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $8.87 - $15.40
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $12.36 - $36.70
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $491.32
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,142 - $64,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Handler

Pay by Experience for a Dog Handler has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Handler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Handler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Dog Handler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 11 salaries. A Dog Handler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 5 salaries.

Dog Handler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dog Handler?

Dog Handler in Newburg:
"I love spending the time with the dogs."
Pros: I like the driving I do and getting to know and the dogs know me.
Cons: Lack of move up ability. Also wish for more pay.

Key Stats for Dog Handler

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dog Handler Salaries

Late-Career
▲129%

Experienced
▲72%

Mid-Career
▲44%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 74%
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