Dog Sitter Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for dog sitters in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 34,976 dog sitters currently employed in the United States.
- 78.0% of all dog sitters are women, while 22.0% are men.
- The average age of an employed dog sitter is 31 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of dog sitters is White (68.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.1%), Unknown (6.4%) and Black or African American (4.3%).
- Dog sitters are most in-demand in Boston, MA.
- Warwick, RI pays an annual average wage of $32,647, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- Connecticut is the best state for dog sitters to live.
- Dog sitters are 80% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Dog Sitter Statistics By Gender
78.0% of dog sitters are women and 22.0% of dog sitters are men.
- Female, 78.0%
- Male, 22.0%
Dog Sitters By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Dog Sitter
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Dog Sitter Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the dog sitter position over time.
Dog Sitter Gender By Year
Dog Sitter Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, ringman and farrier have the biggest difference in gender.
|Animal Daycare Provider||6%||94%|
|Horse Show Judge||6%||94%|
Horse Show Judge
Dog Sitter Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among dog sitters is White, which makes up 68.1% of all dog sitters. Comparatively, there are 18.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.4% of the Unknown ethnicity.
- White, 68.1%
- Hispanic or Latino, 18.1%
- Unknown, 6.4%
- Black or African American, 4.3%
- Asian, 2.6%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%
Dog Sitter Race
|Dog Sitter Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||18.1%|
|Black or African American||4.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
Dog Sitter Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among dog sitters.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Dog Sitter Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Dog Sitter Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$23,785|
|Hispanic or Latino||$27,922|
Dog Sitter JOBS
Average Age of a Dog Sitter
We determined the average age of dog sitters based on ethnicity and gender.
Dog Sitter Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||38||25.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||33||27|
Dog Sitter Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of dog sitter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of dog sitters is 20-30 years old, which represents 45% of the population.
Dog Sitter Age
|Dog Sitter Years||Percentages|
Types of Dog Sitter Degree Levels
The most common degree for dog sitters is bachelor's degree 38% of dog sitters earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 33% and rounding it off is associate degree with 18%.
- Bachelors, 38%
- High School Diploma, 33%
- Associate, 18%
- Diploma, 4%
- Other Degrees, 7%
Dog Sitters By Education
|Dog Sitter Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||33%|
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Dog Sitter Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$23,562|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$26,946|
Dog Sitter Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where dog sitters work. We found most dog sitters work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most dog sitters is the professional industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire dog sitters.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Dog Sitter Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||23%|
|50 - 100 employees||17%|
|100 - 500 employees||24%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||15%|
|> 10,000 employees||10%|
The Types Of Companies Dog Sitter Work In
Employees with the dog sitter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most dog sitters prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Dog Sitter Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Dog Sitters
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ dog sitters. Those industries include professional, retail and hospitality.
Dog Sitter Industry Statistics
Dog Sitter Turnover And Employment Statistics
Dog Sitter Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of dog sitters changed.
- Unemployment rate
Dog Sitter Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Dog Sitter Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Dog Sitter Stay in a Job
By looking over 3,533 dog sitters resumes, we figured out that the average dog sitter enjoys staying at their job for 5-7 years for a percentage of 24%.
Less than one year
Dog Sitter Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Dog Sitters with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to dog sitters.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Dog Sitter LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Dog Sitters
The most common foreign language among dog sitters is Spanish at 72.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.6% and German is the third-most popular at 2.2%.
- Spanish, 72.1%
- French, 9.6%
- German, 2.2%
- Polish, 2.2%
- Italian, 2.2%
- Other, 11.7%
Dog Sitter Languages Spoken
Dog Sitter Jobs
Recently Added Dog Sitter Jobs
Dog Sitter Heatmaps
The amount you can make as a dog sitter can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of dog sitters is $27,994. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.
Where Do Dog Sitters Earn The Most?
Dog sitters earn the most in Connecticut, where the average dog sitter salary is $35,604. The map here shows where dog sitters earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Which State Has The Most Dog Sitters?
By looking through more than 3,533 resumes, we found that the most popular places for dog sitters are New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
Number Of Dog Sitter Jobs By State
|Rank||State||Number of Jobs||Average Salary|
|51||District of Columbia||11||$35,828|