A Dog Grooming Assistant earns an average wage of $9.34 per hour.

$8.39 - $14.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $14.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.63  
Overtime
$13.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$17,866 - $29,744  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Dog Grooming Assistant

A dog grooming assistant is a person who works in the pet care industry. He or she works with a pet groomer to assist that person in routine aspects of bathing and conditioning dogs. The grooming assistant also works with the groomer to help calm or distract dogs during hair grooming and nail trimming. Dog grooming businesses typically offer other services, such as teeth cleaning and routine checks of ears and eyes.

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Dog Grooming Assistant Tasks

  • Trim, shave, and shape a dog’s coat, following typical patterns for the breed or owner’s directions.
  • Manage the front desk, answer the phone, schedule appointments, and greet customers.
  • Bathe and clean dogs, brush out their hair, clean ears, and trim toe nails.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 93%
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