Dog Walker Salary

The average wage for a Dog Walker is $13.27 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. 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.

$18,923 - $105,000
$19K
$30K
$100K
MEDIAN: $30,339
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50%
90%

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$9.82 - $20.49
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$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,923 - $105,000  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
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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$20,362 - $49,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $20.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.42  
Overtime
$14.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$20,362 - $49,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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

Pay by Experience for a Dog Walker has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Walker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Walker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Dog Walker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 21 salaries. A Dog Walker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Dog Walker

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Dog Walker Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 95%
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