The average pay for a Dog Kennel Worker is $9.07 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$7.49 - $11.84
(Median)
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$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.49 - $11.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.67  
Overtime
$10.34 - $17.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$198.66  
   
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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$15,505 - $26,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Dog Kennel Worker

Dog kennel workers work primarily at kennels, dog hotels/motels, and other pet care facilities. Passion for dogs is essential for this position, and employers often prefer candidates who have prior experience working with dogs, though on-the-job training may be provided. Some employers may also require a high school diploma or GED to work in a front office.

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Dog Kennel Worker Tasks

  • Help manage the front desk, take phone calls, provide customer service, receive dogs for boarding, and send dogs home.
  • Clean and sanitize kennel runs and maintain cleanliness of facilities.
  • Feed, water, exercise, and monitor the health of the dogs.
  • Assist with bathing and grooming dogs.

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Experience Affects Dog Kennel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 92%
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