How much do dog walkers make in New York City? Well generally, you could say that dog walkers in New York earn between 15 and 20 dollars per hour.
Note that this salary could change a bit depending on the grade of the dog walker’s company. However, there is rarely ever a major deviation from this price.
How Much Do Dog Walkers Earn In Other Cities?
It is important that we compare the salary of dog walkers in other cities with that of the ones in New York. The reason is for you to be able to appreciate the similarities or differences and maybe even consider moving (just kidding).
We will consider four other cities, namely; Ohio, Austin Texas, Portland and Chicago. A dog walker earns about 18 dollars per hour in Ohio about 16 dollars in Texas and about 16 dollars in Portland.
Chicago is one of the cities where dog walkers charge the least as they earn about 12 dollars per hour.
The average hourly pay of a dog walker in the United States of America is 14.48 dollars per hour. With this, we can see that dog walkers in New York earn above the national minimum for dog walkers.
Same cannot be said of Chicago which has an hourly rate that is lesser than the national minimum.
This difference in hourly rate could be due to different factors but the major factor is definitely the cost of living in these cities.
Chicago for instance has the lowest cost of living out of the five considered cities and that goes a long way to justify the low money its dog walkers earn.
Aside The City Thing
We must quickly point out that even within New York city, prices could differ for a number of reasons, chief of them being the dog walking agency you are dealing with (assuming the dog walker is not independent).
Other reasons include the number of dogs you want walked, whether or not you want your dog walked with stranger dogs, how long you want your dog walked and how many times you want your dog walked.
We’ll conclude by recommending that you hire a dog walker knows pet CPR just in case anything occurs during their walks.