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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Dog Walkers 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 15,273 Dog Walkers currently employed in the United States.
  • 70.8% of all Dog Walkers are women, while 29.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Dog Walker is 32 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Dog Walkers is White (73.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.9%) and Black or African American (4.1%).
  • The majority of Dog Walkers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Dog Walkers are paid an average annual salary of $29,863.
  • Dog Walkers average starting salary is $18,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Dog Walkers earn as much as $48,000 or more.
  • 10% of all Dog Walkers are LGBT.
  • Dog Walkers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

Dog Walker Statistics By Gender

Among Dog Walkers, 70.8% of them are women compared to 29.2% which are men.

  • Female, 70.8%
  • Male, 29.2%

Dog Walkers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female70.8%
Male29.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Dog Walker

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$29,789
female-income
Female Income
$29,042

Dog Walker Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Dog Walker position over time.

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

Dog Walker Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201031.78%68.22%
201134.96%65.04%
201238.01%61.99%
201333.67%66.33%
201435.89%64.11%
201536.06%63.94%
201635.70%64.30%
201729.90%70.10%
201833.45%66.55%
201931.33%68.67%

Dog Walker 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 Walker29%71%
Farrier73%27%
Ringman88%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Dog Walker Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Dog Walkers is White, which makes up 73.5% of all Dog Walkers. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 73.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.9%
  • Black or African American, 4.1%
  • Unknown, 2.9%
  • Asian, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Dog Walker Race

Dog Walker RacePercentages
White73.5%
Hispanic or Latino16.9%
Black or African American4.1%
Unknown2.9%
Asian2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Dog Walker 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 Walkers.

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

Dog Walker Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201077.58%4.05%1.50%14.80%
201177.88%3.34%1.55%14.94%
201275.37%3.92%1.67%15.98%
201376.07%3.35%1.80%15.82%
201474.72%4.55%2.26%15.15%
201574.47%4.04%1.63%16.08%
201675.26%4.05%1.77%15.64%
201775.32%3.94%2.10%15.70%
201873.32%3.87%2.74%16.33%
201973.48%4.10%2.14%16.92%

Dog Walker Wage Gap By Race

Asian Dog Walkers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown Dog Walkers have the lowest average salary at $27,465.
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$27,465
White$28,791
Black or African American$29,156
Asian$31,751
Hispanic or Latino$29,913

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Average Age of a Dog Walker

We determined the average age of Dog Walkers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Dog Walker Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown2728
White3229
Black or African American2728
Asian31
Hispanic or Latino3028

Dog Walker Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Dog Walker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Dog Walkers is 20-30 years old, which represents 46% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Dog Walker Age

Dog Walker YearsPercentages
20-30 years46%
30-40 years26%
40+ years24%

Types of Dog Walker Degree Levels

The most common degree for Dog Walkers is Bachelor's Degree 47% of Dog Walkers earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 26% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 17%.

  • Bachelors, 47%
  • High School Diploma, 26%
  • Associate, 17%
  • Masters, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Dog Walkers By Education

Dog Walker DegreePercentages
Bachelors47%
High School Diploma26%
Associate17%
Masters3%
Other Degrees7%

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Dog Walker Wage Gap By Education

Dog Walkers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $34,273 annually. With a Associate degree, Dog Walkers earn a median annual income of $31,686 compared to $29,042 for Dog Walkers with an High School Diploma degree.
$36,000
$34,000
$32,000
$30,000
$28,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$29,042
Bachelor's Degree$34,273
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,686

Dog Walker Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Dog Walkers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Dog Walkers is the Non Profits industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Dog Walkers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Dog Walker Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees22%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees20%
500 - 1,000 employees16%
1,000 - 10,000 employees24%
> 10,000 employees8%

The Types Of Companies Dog Walker Work In

Employees with the Dog Walker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Dog Walkers prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

Public

Private

Government

Dog Walker Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Public15%
Private78%
Government7%

Top Industries Hiring Dog Walkers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Dog Walkers. Those industries include Non Profits, Health Care and Hospitality.

Non Profits

Health Care

Hospitality

Retail

Finance

Dog Walker Turnover And Employment Statistics

Dog Walker 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 Walkers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Dog Walker Unemployment Rate By Year

YearDog Walker Unemployment Rate
20108.28%
20119.88%
20128.97%
20137.70%
20147.03%
20156.82%
20166.68%
20175.67%
20186.03%
20195.39%

The Average Number of Years That Dog Walker Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,594 Dog Walkers resumes, we figured out that the average Dog Walker enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 29%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Dog Walker Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year29%
1-2 years26%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years19%
8-10 years6%
11+ years7%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Dog Walkers 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 Walkers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Table Games Dealer3.67%1,593
Dog Walker10.47%
Whale Trainer10.68%23,539
Slot Attendant11.36%58,579
House Parent11.45%9,161
Note Taker14.79%90800.00%
Funeral Director15.24%2,835

Dog Walker LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Table Games Dealer3.67%1,593
Whale Trainer10.68%23,539
Slot Attendant11.36%58,579
House Parent11.45%9,161
Note Taker14.79%908
Funeral Director15.24%2,835

Foreign Languages Spoken By Dog Walkers

The most common foreign language among Dog Walkers is Spanish at 65.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.9% and German is the third-most popular at 8.4%.

  • Spanish, 65.4%
  • French, 8.9%
  • German, 8.4%
  • Portuguese, 2.1%
  • Japanese, 2.1%
  • Other, 13.1%

Dog Walker Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish65.4%
French8.9%
German8.4%
Portuguese2.1%
Japanese2.1%
Other13.1%

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Dog Walker Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Dog Walker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Dog Walkers is $0. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Dog Walkers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Dog Walkers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Dog Walkers Located?

By looking through more than 3,594 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Dog Walkers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Dog Walkers