A Dog Walker earns an average wage of $12.88 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
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$19,182 - $137,020
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MEDIAN: $34,472
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$9.79 - $20.32
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MEDIAN: $12.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,182 - $137,020  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,390 - $47,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $20.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.13  
Overtime
$14.25  
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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$20,390 - $47,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
063
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Dog Walker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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