The average rate for a Dog Handler is $10.12 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$25,050 - $75,503
$25K
$47K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,177
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50%
90%

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$8.22 - $16.50
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,050 - $75,503  
   
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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$18,206 - $58,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $16.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.15 - $41.43  
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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$18,206 - $58,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Dog Handler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 144%

Experienced
up arrow 84%

Mid-Career
up arrow 71%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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