The average rate for a Dog Groomer is $10.68 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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$14,534 - $47,995
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MEDIAN: $27,636
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Dog Groomer Total Pay (?
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$7.89 - $19.79
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,534 - $47,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
Commission
$387.83 - $41,217  
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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$16,476 - $48,106  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $19.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $2.88  
Overtime
$11.79 - $21.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
   
Commission
$387.83 - $41,217  
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).
)
$16,476 - $48,106  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Groomer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Dog Groomer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 71%
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