As with everything else, it depends on a lot of factors. Take into consideration your part of the country, supply and demand of pet sitters in your area, your experience level, the total time of each sitting event, and your willingness to take longer sitting jobs, or overnight jobs. Hobby Sitters make markedly less than certified and licensed Pet Sitting professionals.
A Hobby Sitter can make $12-20 for dog walking, basic visits to a home (30 minutes or less). They can make up to $20 for extended visits lasting up to 60 minutes. Longer visits over 60 minutes can bring up to $30. Overnight stays for as long as 12 hours can net $70. The more experience you have, the more positive reviews and references, the more you can charge.
A Professional Licensed and Certified Independent Pet Sitter with their own business can make $5 to $10 more per base visit than a Hobby Sitter and can make up to $100 for an overnight stay lasting 12 hours. So you can see, there are advantages to the education, extra knowledge, and skills.
A Licensed and Certified Pet Sitter listed with a Professional Company makes from $5 to $10 more per hour than an independent operator. You could charge upwards for $150 for an overnight 12 hour stay. Not bad for sleeping and responding to a pets needs.
Considering an average dog walk is 15 to 30 minutes, imagine how many clients you could fit in during a single day at $15 to $25 a walk. Also, there is normally a surcharge based on the number of animals in the home you’ll care for with extra charges for feeding, administering medication, and multiple walks in a day. All that money for just caring for and hanging out with animals.