Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding Salary

The average pay for a Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding is $11.57 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$18,007 - $46,176
(Median)
$18K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,132
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$9.34 - $15.54
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,007 - $46,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Total Pay (?
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$19,374 - $39,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $15.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $0.97  
Overtime
$13.78 - $23.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$19,374 - $39,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding

Kennel managers are responsible for operating kennels which take care of various animals, particularly cats and dogs; these managers may also be employed at animal shelters, day cares, veterinarians' offices, or boarding kennels. Of course, it is important for applicants to love working with animals and have sufficient knowledge of how to handle and care for them; strong customer service skills are also important so that customers return in the future.

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Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding Tasks

  • Manage the front desk, taking phone calls, providing customer service, receiving dogs for boarding, and sending dogs home.
  • Ensure dogs are fed, watered, exercised, and in good health, supervising kennel assistants or personally performing tasks.
  • Clean and sanitize kennel runs and maintain cleanliness of facilities.
  • Train, groom, or nurse dogs depending on the purpose of the facility and services offered to owners.

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Experience Affects Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Kennel Manager, Dog Boarding Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 70%
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