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.

$25,200 - $70,000
$25K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,132
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50%
90%

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$8.24 - $19.58
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,200 - $70,000  
   
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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$18,287 - $60,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $19.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.23 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$18,287 - $60,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Handler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dog Handler Salaries

Late-Career
▲136%

Experienced
▲77%

Mid-Career
▲48%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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