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Pet Groomer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Pet Groomer is $11.91 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Pet Groomer Salary (?
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$18,060 - $56,437
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MEDIAN: $30,339
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Pet Groomer Salary (?
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$7.96 - $17.43
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$18,060 - $56,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
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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$17,527 - $50,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $17.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $4.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
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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$17,527 - $50,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Pet 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 Pet Groomer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Pet Groomer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%