Dog Walker Salary

The average wage for a Dog Walker is $13.27 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. 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.

$18,783 - $62,188
$19K
$30K
$62K
MEDIAN: $30,252
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50%
90%

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$9.71 - $24.24
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$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.00
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$0$62K
Salary $18,783 - $62,188
Bonus $225
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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$20,135 - $51,622
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.71 - $24.24
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.42
Overtime $1.70 - $23.39
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $225
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).
)
$20,135 - $51,622
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 241

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

  • Walk and sit clients' dogs.
  • Ensure dogs are safe and properly cared for.
  • Play with dogs.
  • Give dogs water, food and simple medication when requested by clients.

Dog Walker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dog Walker

Pay by Experience for a Dog Walker has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Walker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Walker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Dog Walker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 21 salaries. A Dog Walker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 6 salaries.

Dog Walker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dog Walker?

Dog Walker in Albany:
"Relaxing getting exercise while dog enjoying outdoors."
Pros: Making my own schedule. Controling my stonewalling in.
Cons: Walking in the rain and in the cold.

Dog Walker in Blackhall:
Pros: The dogs I get to work with.
Cons:

Key Stats for Dog Walker

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Dog Walker Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲27%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 96%