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
Gender Pay Gap For Dog Walker
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Dog Walker Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Dog Walker position over time.
Dog Walker Gender By Year
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.
|Animal Daycare Provider||6%||94%|
|Horse Show Judge||6%||94%|
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 Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||16.9%|
|Black or African American||4.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Dog Walker Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Dog Walker Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$29,156|
|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.
Dog Walker Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||27||28|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||28|
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.
Dog Walker Age
|Dog Walker Years||Percentages|
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 Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||26%|
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Dog Walker Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$29,042|
|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.
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
Dog Walker Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||22%|
|50 - 100 employees||8%|
|100 - 500 employees||20%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||16%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||24%|
|> 10,000 employees||8%|
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.
Dog Walker Jobs By Sector
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.
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
|Year||Dog Walker Unemployment Rate|
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
Dog Walker Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||29%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Table Games Dealer||3.67%||1,593|
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