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Average Dog Groomer Hourly Pay

$12.20
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$400
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Dog Groomer is $12.20.
10%
$9.71
MEDIAN
$12.20
90%
$20.26
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$25 - $5,034
Commission
$1,164 - $24,330
Total Pay
$20,488 - $49,472
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What Do Dog Groomers Do?

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

3.7 out of 5
(89)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dog Groomers?

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 $10.40 based on 31 salaries. An early career Dog Groomer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.54 based on 222 salaries. A mid-career Dog Groomer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.79 based on 116 salaries. An experienced Dog Groomer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 123 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 San Diego, California earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.7% more) and Houston, Texas (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (18.0% less), Miami, Florida (13.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 573 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
38.7%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
14.1%