Dog Sitter Salary
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.
|Salary||$17,114 - $71,517|
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|$17,228 - $56,216|
|Hourly Rate||$8.23 - $25.00|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $4.90|
|Total Pay (||$17,228 - $56,216|
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.Read More...
There are typically no education requirements for dog sitter positions. Owners frequently prefer sitters with experience with dogs; this may be professional experience or personal experience as a dog owner. Some physical requirements exist, such as the ability to provide regular exercise to dogs (in the form of walks and/or play) and potentially lift and move the dog as needed. This work is generally performed on a freelance, as-needed basis; it is typically part time, and dog sitters may watch multiple dogs within the same household or different households at once.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Sitter
Pay by Experience for a Dog Sitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Sitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Sitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Dog Sitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 22 salaries. A Dog Sitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 5 salaries.
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