Dog walkers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, dog walkers rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 20% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dog walkers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Fish and game warden
3.8
$58k
Animal caretaker
3.7
$22k
Veterinarian
3.7
$95k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are dog walkers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do dog walkers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as dog walkers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are dog walker’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are dog walkers making the best use of their abilities?

Are dog walkers happy with their salary?