Dog Walker Salary

The average wage for a Dog Walker is $12.03 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.
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$19,923 - $70,469
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$70K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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50%
90%

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$8.19 - $20.67
(Median)
$8
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,923 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
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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$17,395 - $50,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $20.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.97  
Overtime
$10.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
   
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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$17,395 - $50,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Walker

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

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Experience Affects Dog Walker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 94%
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