The average hourly pay for a Dog Walker is $14.50.
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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. This job does require some physical strength in order to maintain control of one or multiple dogs which may be large or particularly strong; bending and stooping is also necessary in order to interact with dogs and clean up the messes they leave. The weather outside…Read more
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Walker
An entry-level Dog Walker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.39 based on 53 salaries. An early career Dog Walker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.90 based on 165 salaries. A mid-career Dog Walker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.71 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Dog Walker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.06 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
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Employees with Dog Walker in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 55.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.1% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (7.0% less).
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