Dog Groomer Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Dog Groomer is $10.63 per hour. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Dog Groomer Total Pay (?
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$14,576 - $47,724
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MEDIAN: $27,455
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Dog Groomer Total Pay (?
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$7.92 - $20.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$14,576 - $47,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $574  
Commission
$0.16 - $64,111  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,531 - $47,607  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $20.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $3.08  
Overtime
$11.70 - $22.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $574  
   
Commission
$0.16 - $64,111  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,531 - $47,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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Job Description for Dog Groomer

  • Follow directions to appropriately use equipment and supplies.
  • Work with dogs to complete grooming tasks, relieving anxiety and meeting schedules.
  • Maintain records on all pets and clients, including services supplied.
  • Interact with clients to identify services and set expectations.
  • Identify health problems and notify owners in a respectful manner.
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Dog Groomer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Dog Groomer in Morgan Hill:
"Should Have Told Us They Were Planning On Closing The Grooming Shop."
Sign a contract that will insure no pay cuts including commission and be sure the receptionist booking appointments are professional and can handle high your high maintenance clients. Be sure the hours are convenient for customer drop off and pick up. Ask what customers would like to be done, don't assume. Call when in doubt. Be honest if you make a mistake and notify owners of any injures due to clippers. Keep track of the cut info and health conditions and skin problems. You see them more than the vets do. Treat them as your own and spend a few minutes with owners at pick up time, on how they did.

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Experience Affects Dog Groomer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 72%
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