$30,074
Avg. Salary
$11.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$203

Commission

$9,826

The average pay for a Dog Groomer is $11.44 per hour.

The average pay for a Dog Groomer is $30,074 per year.

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$0$49K
Salary $17,454 - $49,965
Bonus $25.25 - $5,037
Commission $485 - $38,280
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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$18,960 - $49,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 349
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.97 - $20.17
Hourly Tips $0.26 - $4.43
Overtime $11.78 - $30.20
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $25.25 - $5,037
Commission $485 - $38,280
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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$18,960 - $49,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 464

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.

Dog Groomer Pay By Employer

$0$31K

PetSmart Inc.
37 profiles
$23,113

$21,262

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.

Dog Groomer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dog Groomer?

Dog Groomer in Nashville:
"Limited opportunities in my field."
Pros: Vibrant community with significant growth.
Cons: Low pay, lack of affordable housing, cost of living.

Dog Groomer in Oglesby:
Dont try to do to many dogs in one day. Till you get comfortable using all ypur equipment.

Dog Groomer in Worcester:
"Reliable job, crappy company."
Pros: Benefits are alright. Good paid time off for vacations and sick or personal days. Love working with animals! Fairly flexible with scheduling (in the grooming salon).
Cons: The company seems to not give much care to employees regarding their concerns, input on growing business. In the grooming salon. Things go months without getting fixed or serviced. Severe lack of communication as to what is expected. No clear directions, ever. Expected to do more work then what is possible in a single shift. There are no incentives to do better.

Dog Groomer in Morgan Hill:
"Should Have Told Us They Were Planning On Closing The Grooming Shop."
Sign a contract that will insure no pay cuts including commission and be sure the receptionist booking appointments are professional and can handle high your high maintenance clients. Be sure the hours are convenient for customer drop off and pick up. Ask what customers would like to be done, don't assume. Call when in doubt. Be honest if you make a mistake and notify owners of any injures due to clippers. Keep track of the cut info and health conditions and skin problems. You see them more than the vets do. Treat them as your own and spend a few minutes with owners at pick up time, on how they did.

Key Stats for Dog Groomer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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
▲8%

National Average
$28,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 71%