Dog Walker Salary

A Dog Walker earns an average wage of $11.71 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$14,544 - $63,886
(Median)
$15K
$35K
$64K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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50%
90%

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$8.07 - $20.66
(Median)
$8
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$14,544 - $63,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,943  
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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$16,802 - $51,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $20.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.36  
Overtime
$0.00 - $11.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,943  
   
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).
)
$16,802 - $51,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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
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Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 6% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 94%
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