The average pay for a Pet Groomer is $29,225 per year.

$18,500 - $45,885
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$46K
MEDIAN: $29,225
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90%

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$8.40 - $18.42
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,500 - $45,885  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Commission
$16,500  
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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$18,710 - $46,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.40 - $18.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $2.97  
Overtime
$19.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Commission
$16,500  
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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$18,710 - $46,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Pet Groomer

Pet groomers are responsible for bathing and styling pets and must provide quality customer service after analyzing owners' needs and requirements. They should follow strict safety guidelines to protect the safety of everyone involved, and they may use protective gear such as gloves or water boots.

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Pet Groomer Tasks

  • 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.

Pet Groomer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Pet Groomer in Minneapolis:
"Pay."
Don't work for anything less than an average of 50% commission. Be prepared to stand all day work weekends and holidays and get dirty!

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Experience Affects Pet Groomer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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