The average hourly pay for a Dog Handler is $11.86.
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Job Satisfaction for Dog Handler
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dog Handlers?
An entry-level Dog Handler with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.15 based on 8 salaries. An early career Dog Handler with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.61 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Dog Handler with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.69 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Dog Handler with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.75 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Dog Handler in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (13.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (17.8% less), New York, New York (14.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.9% less).
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