$30,079
Avg. Salary
$11.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$275

Bonus

$9,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Dog Groomer is $11.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Dog Groomer is $30,079 per year.

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$17k
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MEDIAN $30,079
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$0$50K
Salary $17,306 - $50,469
Bonus $25.34 - $5,075
Commission $280 - $38,517
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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$19,170 - $49,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 339
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.13 - $20.20
Hourly Tips $0.28 - $4.24
Overtime $11.66 - $29.95
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $25.34 - $5,075
Commission $280 - $38,517
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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$19,170 - $49,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 469

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 grooming, the dog groomer must keep their work area clean, work effectively with coworkers, and be able to effectively manage their time.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Dog Groomer


Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $22K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $15K and $36K.

Dog Groomer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dog Groomer

Pay by Experience for a Dog Groomer has a positive trend. An entry-level Dog Groomer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 248 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dog Groomer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Dog Groomer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 104 salaries. A Dog Groomer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 64 salaries.

Key Stats for Dog Groomer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Dog Groomer Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 72%