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K-9 Handler Salary

How much does a K-9 Handler make in the United States?
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Salary Data for K-9 Handler

$66,556 (USD)/yr

$32 (USD)/hr

$1,537 (USD)/yr

$65,729 (USD)/yr

$32 (USD)/hr

$1,537 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Controls, leads, and guides canines, and assists in training them for a variety of scent or other detection services, which may include locating bug infestations, detecting peanut products for those with peanut allergies, detecting health problems such as cancer or seizures, providing blind or guide services, or to assist the military or law enforcement to detect explosives, narcotics, live people, and dead bodies.
The average k-9 handler salary in United States is $66,556 or an equivalent hourly rate of $32. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,537. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$47,870 (USD)

$82,063 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$77,157 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for K-9 Handler will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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