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Dog Bather Salary

$23,458 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dog Bather is $23,458 a year and $11 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Dog Bather is between $18,781 and $27,038. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Dog Bather. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Bathes dogs in preparation for grooming.
  • Combs and cuts out heavy mats from dog's coat, using barber shears and steel comb.
  • Brushes fur to remove dead skin, using dog brush.
  • Draws bath water and regulates temperature.
  • Washes dog, using perfumed soap or shampoo and handbrush and repeats process until dog is clean.
  • Dries dog, using towel and electric drier.
  • Cleans animals' quarters.
  • May trim and shape dog's coat and clip toenails, using scissors and clippers.
Dog Bather Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Dog Bather jobs: 28,759

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Dog Bather Job Listings for United States

Dog Bather
Jun 7
Union, NJ, USA
Silky Pups Grooming Spa
Dog bather needed for busy and expanding grooming spa. Some experience preferred but attitude and love of our pets are most important. Duties would include bathing, blow drying and brushing dogs.
Dog Bather-Brusher
May 29
Lakewood, OH, USA
Basic dog bathing skills are preferred, however, will train the right candidate with the right attitude. Must state why they are interested in the position for any consideration. Varying shifts ...
Dog Bather/Kennel Technician/Receptionist
May 15
Manchaca, TX, USA
Jumping Jack Dog Ranch
Jumping Jack Dog Ranch is currently Hiring for a Full-Time Kennel Technician, Dog Bather, and Receptionist. Jumping Jack is a fast growing force-free luxury boarding, daycare, and grooming facility ...
Dog Bather/Grooming Assistant
May 10
Portland, OR, USA
Bathe, express glands, clean ears, & trim nails on both dogs & cats * Keep our client's records current with up to date vaccinations and contact information * Engage in play activities and exercise ...
Dog Bather
May 15
Buffalo, NY, USA
Bathing and drying of Dogs, handling various dog breeds with love and care,and cleaning of tub areas at the end of the day. Dog grooming salons can be quite a fast paced environment, so must be able ...
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