The average pay for a Dog Sitter is $12.69 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$24,000 - $62,400
$35K
MEDIAN: $34,817
50%

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$8.17 - $20.73
$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,817  
   
Bonus
$1,503  
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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$16,907 - $48,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $20.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,503  
   
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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$16,907 - $48,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Dog Sitter

Dog sitters provide care for dogs on an as-needed basis, such as when a family is out of town or on vacation. Their tasks may vary depending on the dog's needs and the owners' expectations. Common tasks performed by dog sitters include walking the dog several times per day, preparing the dog's food per owners' instructions, ensuring the dog's environment is safe, providing medications and monitoring the dog to ensure that no emergency health situations arise. Dog sitters must be comfortable working closely and regularly with dogs, which includes tasks such as picking up the dog's waste on walks and potentially providing baths. Owners may also ask for dog sitters to regularly check in with them on their dog's health and behavior.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Sitter

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

Key Stats for Dog Sitter

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dog Sitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 96%
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