Average Dog Groomer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dog Groomer is $11.80.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$26 - $4,894
$800 - $28,923
Total Pay
$20,166 - $49,669

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Job Description for Dog Groomer

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

Job Satisfaction for Dog Groomer

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Pay by Experience Level for Dog Groomer

An entry-level Dog Groomer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.23 based on 32 salaries. An early career Dog Groomer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.24 based on 320 salaries. A mid-career Dog Groomer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.06 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Dog Groomer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.65 based on 146 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Dog Groomer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 29.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (10.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (10.3% less), Los Angeles, California (8.4% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5.8% less).

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