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

GenderPercentages
Female78.0%
Male22.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Dog Sitter

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$26,515
female-income
Female Income
$25,657

Dog Sitter Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the dog sitter position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Dog Sitter Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201021.40%78.60%
201123.91%76.09%
201226.39%73.61%
201322.89%77.11%
201424.66%75.34%
201524.80%75.20%
201624.50%75.50%
201719.96%80.04%
201822.71%77.29%
201921.06%78.94%
202022.80%77.20%
202122.04%77.96%

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.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Animal Daycare Provider6%94%
Horse Show Judge6%94%
Pet Groomer14%86%
Dog Sitter22%78%
Farrier73%27%
Ringman88%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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 RacePercentages
White68.1%
Hispanic or Latino18.1%
Unknown6.4%
Black or African American4.3%
Asian2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

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.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Dog Sitter Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.90%4.00%1.48%14.52%
201178.20%3.29%1.54%14.66%
201275.69%3.87%1.66%15.69%
201376.39%3.30%1.78%15.54%
201475.03%4.51%2.25%14.86%
201574.78%3.99%1.62%15.79%
201675.58%4.01%1.76%15.35%
201775.64%3.90%2.09%15.41%
201873.64%3.82%2.73%16.04%
201973.80%4.06%2.13%16.63%
202070.19%3.74%2.52%17.32%
202168.06%4.29%2.63%18.13%

Dog Sitter Wage Gap By Race

Hispanic or latino dog sitters have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american dog sitters have the lowest average salary at $23,785.
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
$25,000
$24,000
$23,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$25,466
White$27,845
Black or African American$23,785
Asian$27,826
Hispanic or Latino$27,922

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Average Age of a Dog Sitter

We determined the average age of dog sitters based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Dog Sitter Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown2430
White2929.5
Black or African American3825.5
Asian38
Hispanic or Latino3327

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Dog Sitter Age

Dog Sitter YearsPercentages
40+ years23%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years45%

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 DegreePercentages
Bachelors38%
High School Diploma33%
Associate18%
Diploma4%
Other Degrees7%

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Dog Sitter Wage Gap By Education

Dog sitters with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $30,399 annually. With a Associate degree, dog sitters earn a median annual income of $26,946 compared to $23,562 for dog sitters with an High School Diploma degree.
$32,000
$30,000
$28,000
$26,000
$24,000
$22,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$23,562
Bachelor's Degree$30,399
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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Dog Sitter Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees23%
50 - 100 employees17%
100 - 500 employees24%
500 - 1,000 employees11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees15%
> 10,000 employees10%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Dog Sitter Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education4%
Public11%
Private80%
Government4%

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.

Professional

Retail

Start-up

Hospitality

Non Profits

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

YearDog Sitter Unemployment Rate
20108.28%
20119.88%
20128.97%
20137.70%
20147.03%
20156.82%
20166.68%
20175.67%
20186.03%
20195.39%
20208.94%
20217.82%

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Dog Sitter Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year22%
1-2 years20%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years24%
8-10 years9%
11+ years10%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Poker Dealer3.67%1,046
Tattoo Artist9.75%3,642
Whale Trainer10.68%20,856
Dog Sitter10.70%-
Resident Advisor11.45%44,792
Note Taker14.79%1,167
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

Dog Sitter LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Poker Dealer3.67%1,046
Tattoo Artist9.75%3,642
Whale Trainer10.68%20,856
Resident Advisor11.45%44,792
Note Taker14.79%1,167
Funeral Director15.24%5,746

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish72.1%
French9.6%
German2.2%
Polish2.2%
Italian2.2%
Other11.7%

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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.

Average Salary

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 Sitters

Number Of Dog Sitter Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California427$31,674
2Florida423$23,441
3Texas380$25,262
4Pennsylvania303$24,537
5Michigan271$24,372
6New York262$33,114
7Illinois258$26,234
8Ohio239$19,595
9Virginia223$22,787
10Georgia194$24,096
11North Carolina186$25,068
12Washington182$27,719
13New Jersey172$30,208
14Massachusetts160$31,393
15Wisconsin155$23,799
16Indiana144$23,727
17Colorado142$27,470
18Arizona141$27,584
19Tennessee139$20,403
20Maryland138$27,248
21Missouri117$24,230
22Connecticut116$35,604
23Minnesota100$27,570
24South Carolina96$21,163
25Oregon73$30,982
26Kentucky70$29,180
27Nevada60$28,234
28Iowa60$23,907
29Oklahoma59$25,874
30Utah56$25,950
31Kansas52$24,411
32Louisiana47$23,580
33Alabama47$23,012
34Idaho41$28,256
35Arkansas40$23,851
36Mississippi38$25,369
37Nebraska37$24,387
38West Virginia35$30,351
39New Hampshire35$32,351
40Maine34$32,606
41Hawaii34$22,921
42Rhode Island32$32,565
43Montana31$21,893
44Delaware29$31,839
45New Mexico29$21,990
46Alaska22$26,575
47Vermont20$29,904
48North Dakota19$29,751
49Wyoming17$24,801
50South Dakota13$24,181
51District of Columbia11$35,828

Dog Sitter Demographics FAQs

How Many Dog Sitter Are There In The Us?

There are over 34,976 Dog Sitters in the United States.

What Percentage Of Dog Sitters Are Black?

4.3% of Dog Sitters are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Dog Sitters?

Most a are White, with 68.1% of Dog Sitters belonging to this ethnicity. 18.1% of Dog Sitters are Hispanic or Latino, 6.4% of Dog Sitters are Unknown, 4.3% of Dog Sitters are Black or African American, 2.6% of Dog Sitters are Asian, and 0.5% of Dog Sitters are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Dog Sitter Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Dog Sitter jobs are not male - dominated. 78% of Dog Sitters are female, and 22% are male, so there are more female Dog Sitters than male Dog Sitters in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Dog Sitter?

The average Dog Sitter is 32 years old. 23% of Dog Sitters are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 45% are between 20-30 years old

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