Dog Sitter Salary

The average wage for a Dog Sitter is $10.41 per hour.

$8.01 - $24.66

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $24.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $24.24  
Overtime
$8.00 - $20.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,375  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,809 - $52,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

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Experience Affects Dog Sitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 2% dental benefits Dental:
vision benefits Vision: employee benefits None: 98%
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