The average hourly pay for a Dog Groomer is $11.80.
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Job Description for Dog Groomer
A dog groomer performs grooming- and hygiene-related duties such as giving haircuts to animals, as well as shampooing, combing, and styling fur. Other duties that the dog groomer may perform include teeth and ear cleaning and nail cutting. The dog groomer needs to provide high-quality customer service to a diverse range of dog owners, helping maintain and gain clients. Attention to detail is key to perform satisfactory grooming at it relates to styles and cuts for different breeds. Besides groom…Read more
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.
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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.
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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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