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$22,166

Average Base Salary

$11/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$297

Average Bonus
The average dog handler salary in Colorado, United States is $22,166 or an equivalent hourly rate of $11. This is 0% lower (+$34) than the average dog handler salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $297. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.
Salary by Experience

$19,343

Entry Level Salary

$27,757

Senior Level Salary
An entry level dog handler (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $19,343. On the other end, a senior level dog handler (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $27,757.

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Job Description
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" (31-9096).
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