Dog Sitter Salary

The average pay for a Dog Sitter is $12.69 per hour. 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. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$25,143 - $48,700
$29K
MEDIAN: $29,226
50%

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$8.25 - $28.33
$8
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $14.61
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50%
90%

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$0$62K
Salary $29,226
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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$17,217 - $62,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $8.25 - $28.33
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.86
Annual Data $0$62K
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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$17,217 - $62,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Dog Sitter

Dog sitters provide care for dogs on an as-needed basis, such as when a family is out of town or on vacation. Their tasks may vary depending on the dog's needs and the owners' expectations. Common tasks performed by dog sitters include walking the dog several times per day, preparing the dog's food per owners' instructions, ensuring the dog's environment is safe, providing medications and monitoring the dog to ensure that no emergency health situations arise. Dog sitters must be comfortable working closely and regularly with dogs, which includes tasks such as picking up the dog's waste on walks and potentially providing baths. Owners may also ask for dog sitters to regularly check in with them on their dog's health and behavior.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Sitter

Pay by Experience for a Dog Sitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Sitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Sitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Dog Sitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 22 salaries. A Dog Sitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Dog Sitter

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dog Sitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%
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