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Working as a Kennel Manager

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a kennel manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $26.65 an hour? That's $55,423 a year!

What Does a Kennel Manager Do

There are certain skills that many kennel managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed compassion, manual dexterity and physical strength.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a kennel manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 16.7% of kennel managers included facility activities, while 13.5% of resumes included customer service, and 12.6% of resumes included animal care. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Kennel Manager

If you're interested in becoming a kennel manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 27.9% of kennel managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.8% of kennel managers have master's degrees. Even though some kennel managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a kennel manager. When we researched the most common majors for a kennel manager, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on kennel manager resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a kennel manager. In fact, many kennel manager jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many kennel managers also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or kennel technician.

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Average Salary$55,423
Job Growth Rate19%

Kennel Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Kennel Manager

Cashier
12.2 %

Top Careers After Kennel Manager

Cashier
8.9 %

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Average Salary for a Kennel Manager

Kennel Managers in America make an average salary of $55,423 per year or $27 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $77,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $39,000 per year.
Average Salary
$55,423

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Kennel Manager
Kennel Manager
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Madison
12/24/2019
12/24/2019
$27,13112/24/2019
$27,131
Kennel Manager
Kennel Manager
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Madison
08/21/2019
08/21/2019
$28,27908/21/2019
$28,279
Kennel Manager
Kennel Manager
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Madison
06/13/2019
06/13/2019
$28,17506/13/2019
$28,175
Kennel Manager
Kennel Manager
Tolkien's Kennel
Tolkien's Kennel
08/15/2017
08/15/2017
$25,41808/15/2017
$25,418
Kennel Manager
Kennel Manager
Call of The Wild Kennels
Call of The Wild Kennels
12/04/2016
12/04/2016
$48,00012/04/2016
$48,000

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Kennel Manager Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Kennel Manager. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Kennel Manager Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Kennel Manager resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Kennel Manager Demographics

Gender

female

70.5 %

male

26.1 %

unknown

3.4 %

Ethnicity

White

67.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

23.0 %

Black or African American

5.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.1 %

German

13.8 %

French

10.3 %
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Kennel Manager Education

Majors

Business
13.6 %
Biology
9.1 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

35.9 %

Bachelors

27.9 %

Associate

20.2 %

Top Colleges for Kennel Managers

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA • Public

In-State Tuition
$17,653
Enrollment
16,405

3. Emory University

Atlanta, GA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,306
Enrollment
6,975

4. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH • Private

In-State Tuition
$49,042
Enrollment
5,131

5. Kettering College

Kettering, OH • Private

In-State Tuition
$12,960
Enrollment
610

6. University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, MD • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,595
Enrollment
30,184

7. New York University

New York, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

8. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT • Public

In-State Tuition
$15,730
Enrollment
18,830

9. Clarkson College

Omaha, NE • Private

In-State Tuition
$13,392
Enrollment
646

10. Maria College of Albany

Albany, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$15,140
Enrollment
876
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Top Skills For a Kennel Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 16.7% of kennel managers listed facility activities on their resume, but soft skills such as compassion and manual dexterity are important as well.

  • Facility Activities, 16.7%
  • Customer Service, 13.5%
  • Animal Care, 12.6%
  • Front Office, 5.4%
  • Scheduling Appointments, 5.3%
  • Other Skills, 46.5%
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Top Kennel Manager Employers

1. Petland
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$46,374
Kennel Managers Hired: 
83+
2. Best Friends Pet Care
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$36,220
Kennel Managers Hired: 
12+
3. VCA Animal Hospitals
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$59,557
Kennel Managers Hired: 
11+
4. Canine
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$45,953
Kennel Managers Hired: 
10+
5. Mount Ida College
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$69,755
Kennel Managers Hired: 
8+
6. Man's best friend
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$63,572
Kennel Managers Hired: 
7+

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Updated October 2, 2020