Dog Kennel Worker Salary

The average pay for a Dog Kennel Worker is $9.11 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$7.63 - $11.74
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.33
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Hourly Data $0$13
Hourly Rate $7.63 - $11.74
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $13.74
Annual Data $0$24K
Bonus $200.00
Total Pay (?
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$15,791 - $24,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Dog Kennel Worker

Dog kennel workers work primarily at kennels, dog hotels/motels, and other pet care facilities. Passion for dogs is essential for this position, and employers often prefer candidates who have prior experience working with dogs, though on-the-job training may be provided. Some employers may also require a high school diploma or GED to work in a front office.

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Dog Kennel Worker Tasks

  • Feed, water, exercise, and monitor the health of the dogs.
  • Assist with bathing and grooming dogs.
  • Help manage the front desk, take phone calls, provide customer service, receive dogs for boarding, and send dogs home.
  • Clean and sanitize kennel runs and maintain cleanliness of facilities.

Dog Kennel Worker Job Listings

Dog Kennel Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dog Kennel Worker?

Dog Kennel Worker in Mobile:
"I enjoy it."
Pros: I love helping the animals and administering the medicine.
Cons: Cleaning up after the animals and the pay.

Dog Kennel Worker in Beacon Falls:
"Loud at times, dirty, nice coworkers, boss not bad."
Pros:
Cons:

Dog Kennel Worker in Minneapolis:
"Environment/culture is important!"
It's all about where you're going to work. The environment and culture/philosophy of the business is extremely important. Even if the animals get great care, if the working environment for you is poor, you'll be miserable. This can be especially challenging in a small business setting where it can be impossible to stay away from people who are best being avoided. Navigating the other people can be much more challenging than working with the dogs. If the environment is not good, you're better off going somewhere else, even if it makes you "look bad." Your happiness is important, and there is somewhere to work that you can match your passion with a good environment. Working hard and doing a good job is extremely important, too, but it's also important how your work is valued. You can be the best/hardest worker out there, but if you're not appreciated, move on. Again, there is someplace you can go where you will be valued.

Key Stats for Dog Kennel Worker

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Dog Kennel Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%
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