The average wage for a Dog Walker is $12.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$19,069 - $138,086
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MEDIAN: $34,000
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$9.71 - $20.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,069 - $138,086  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,222 - $46,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.38  
Overtime
$12.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
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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$20,222 - $46,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Dog Walker

Dog walkers generally work on an on-call, per-need basis. Some focus on taking dogs on walks for people who are busy or physically unable to do so themselves, while others serve as dog-sitters when their owners are away on vacation.

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Dog Walker Tasks

  • Walk and sit clients' dogs.
  • Ensure dogs are safe and properly cared for.
  • Play with dogs.
  • Give dogs water, food and simple medication when requested by clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Walker

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

Key Stats for Dog Walker

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Dog Walker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 95%
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